The Budapest Transportation Center (BKK) said one of Budapest’s most important monumental buildings will finally receive its deserved recognition, with the renovation of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to begin on Wednesday, March 17th.
The Chen Bridge was handed over nearly 172 years ago, in November 1849, and its towers are the same age, while 70 percent of its chains are 106 years old, and it recently underwent more serious work on it between 1986 and 1988, so the restoration was in Good time. Although the topic of its renewal has been raised several times in recent years, including the concept of long-term urban development that was completed in 2013 under the direction of Mayor Istvan Tarls, no substantial progress has been made.
Until December 2020.
Mayor Jirgili declared on Christmas that if broken, if broken, they would make the Qin Bridge.
The events took place in January 2021, and the contractor, A-Híd Zrt, was already known. , Who won the public procurement measures, will replenish one of the capital codes for a total of 26.75 billion HUF, which is a net 18.8 billion HUF.
Also Friday morning BKK announced that work will start on Wednesday, March 17th, and the area around the bridges and pier bridges will be closed during partial handover and takeover, so pedestrians will not be able to use the Chain Bridge until the end of the renovation work due to the construction of the crane track and the erection of scaffolding. Even so, it is still possible to say goodbye, as between the 13th and 15th of March it will be exclusive to passers-by, and the Metropolitan Municipality awaits everyone for a poster exhibition and a treasure hunt game.
However, car traffic on the bridge can still run until mid-June, as are of course the day buses 16 and 105, as well as night buses 916 and 990. Since the bridge cannot be walked due to the closed pedestrian sidewalks, the BKK buses can be used for free between Clark Ádám tér and Széchenyi István tér until the bridge is completely closed.
The bridge is planned to be returned to road traffic in December 2022, but since this is the smallest capacity bridge in the capital, the Danube, it is unlikely to cause such a problem in the daily life of Budapest.
The Chain Bridge renovation work is expected to continue until August 2023, after which the technical handover procedures will begin, which may take up to 30 days. The goal is to complete the restoration of one of the capital’s most important monumental buildings by Budapest’s 150th birthday, and to re-shine in the old splendor of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge.
(Cover photo: Chen Bridge on October 28, 2014. Photo: Janus Bedi / Index)