Petőfi Bridge

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Petőfi Bridge, seen from the Csepel HÉV terminus

Petőfi híd or Petőfi Bridge (named after Sándor Petőfi, old name is Horthy Miklós Bridge, named after governor Miklós Horthy) is a bridge in Budapest, connecting Pest and Buda across the Danube. It is the second southernmost public bridge in Budapest.

Its two ends are:

Budapest already made a proposal in the early 1900s to build the bridge, but the competent state bodies believed that a bridge in Óbuda was much more important. After the start of World War I., the idea was postponed, however, the bridge was still important for the townspeople.[1]

The bridge was built between 1933–1937,[2] according to the plans of Hubert Pál Álgyay. It is 514 m in length (along with the sections leading up) and 25.6 m in width and was rebuilt after the Second World War.

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  1. ^ "Lovely Budapest". Archived from the original on 2019-08-29. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
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Coordinates: 47°28′44″N 19°03′48″E / 47.47889°N 19.06333°E / 47.47889; 19.06333