Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hungary - Margaret Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1961-09-24 

Margaret Bridge or Margit híd (sometimes Margit Bridge) is a bridge in Budapest, Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the Danube. It is the second northernmost and second oldest public bridge in Budapest.
Margaret Bridge is the currently the worst worn bridge in Budapest. It is in urgent need of total overhaul, but cannot be shut down until a new bridge is built to the north of the city to handle sharply increasing car traffic. Since a new bridge is unlikely before 2015 due to bureaucratic issues, research has been started to find methods for the gradual in situ refurbishment of Margaret Bridge.

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