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Photo: Budapest

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, opened in 1849, spans the Danube between Buda and Pest. Photo: Flickr user Il conte di Luna.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge, opened in 1849, spans the Danube between Buda and Pest. Photo: Flickr user Il conte di Luna.

In an area first settled by the Roman legions as early as A.D. 41, greater Budapest is home to more than 3 million people. The Szechenyi Chain Bridge (above) was opened in 1849 to allow easier access to areas on both sides of the river, facilitating the unification of the cities of Buda, Obuda, and Pest in 1873. At the time of its opening, the center span was one of the largest in the world.

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