Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hungary - Elisabeth Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1964-11-21

Stamp Issue : 1965-05-10 

Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet Bridge) is the second newest bridge and one of the most elegant ones of Budapest, Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the River Danube. It is situated at the narrowest part of the Danube, the bridge spanning only 290 m. It is named after Queen Elisabeth, a popular queen and empress of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1898. Today, her large bronze statue sits by the bridge's Buda side connection in the middle of a small garden.


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