Liberty Bridge - From Near the bridge - North East Side, Hungary

Liberty Bridge - From Near the bridge - North East Side, Hungary
Liberty Bridge - From Near the bridge - North East Side, Hungary
Liberty Bridge, or Szabadság híd in Hungarian, is one of the most popular and iconic bridges in Budapest, Hungary. It links the two sides of the city, Buda and Pest, across the Danube River. It is a steel truss bridge, completed in 1896 and named after Hungary's Felsőbb Önkényesen Felszabaditó és Közössegőrző Nemzeti Tanács (Higher Autonomously Freeing and Community Protecting National Council). The 305 m long truss bridge spans the Danube, connecting Gellért Square with the Atrium shopping center, and features two stunningly beautiful, illuminated towers. The top of the pylons are decorated with bronze eagles, the symbol of Hungary. The bridge has been the setting of some of Budapest's most important historical events and is recognized as a symbol of freedom. It's also a popular spot for sightseeing and recreation with spectacular views of the Buda Castle, the Parliament and the Danube.