Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Liberty Bridge Budapest

Each Monday I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment, if you think you might know where this week’s mystery photo, was taken. If you guess correctly, I will credit you the following week and post a link to your site/blog. Guest contributions are always welcome.

Where in the World is this photo taken? Can you guess?

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Thank you to those who guessed the last submission from Ann- christine, including M.R. and Gerard @ Oosterman Treats blog, but it was Drake who was able to name the bridge and the location. Well done, Drake!


This bridge has an interesting history according to sources such as Wikipedia:

The Liberty Bridge is the third southernmost public road bridge in Budapest, located at the southern end of the City Centre.The top of the four masts are decorated with large bronze statues of the Turul, a falcon-like bird, prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology.

The bridge was built between 1894 and 1896 and was opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph; the last silver rivet on the Pest abutment was inserted into the iron structure by the Emperor himself, and the bridge was originally named after him.

In 1945 its exploded middle part was reconstructed partly from remolded materials of the uplifted ruins of it.  The bridge was repainted with brown instead of the original green painting. The monochrome photography of the time did not show what shade of green its former colour was exactly. The exact shade of its original colour was found out from written archives in the 1960s and the bridge was repainted to this colour during its next maintenance.

During the 2007-2009 complete reconstruction,all war damages of shape were repaired, added to the complete structure-reconstruction water discharge pipes held by the bridge were replaced, and noise and impulse-absorbing tramways were rebuilt. For economic efficiency, the lower part of the floodlight was considered not to be realised, after judging that it would not enlighten the principal parts of the bridge, it indeed was left out from realisation.

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17 thoughts on “Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Liberty Bridge Budapest

  1. It looks very much like a town on the edge of Lac Léman, alright. Could be Lausanne, but I don’t see familiar building silhouettes.
    No, this one too hard for me, Amanda.

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