Margaret Bridge

This was the second bridge constructed between Buda and Pest. The designer Ernest Gouin worked together with Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Margaret Bridge was finalized in 1876, and turned into the most used bridge between Buda and Pest, until it was blown up, parts of the Pest side in 1944, and then parts of the Buda side by the Germans in 1945. The great need for the bridge made the repairing go fast, and it was opened again in 1947.

The Margaret Bridge is very nicely decorated, but it is in desperate need for an overhaul, so as soon as the work on the Liberty Bridge will be finished, the plan is to close down the Margaret Bridge and do some much-needed work at it. The Margaret Bridge is 607 meters, and from it you can enjoy a beautiful view: The Parlament, the Castle, the Matthias Church, the Chain Bridge, the Elisabeth Bridge, the Gellert Hill and if you turn around you can go for a walk on the Margaret Island. Crossing the Margaret Bridge can be done with tram 4 and 6, said to be the most used tram route in all of Europe. On The Buda side you can also find a HEV (City train) stop, from where you can travel to the beautiful Szentendre.

Margaret Bridge pictures

Margaret Bridge

Margaret Bridge