Beautiful Budapest Bridge

Bridges are crucial structures and the engineering minds that create these spans to carry us safely across the abysses leave me in awe. I'm particularly moved when I see a structure that's not only functional, but beautiful. The Liberty Bridge in the photos is located in Budapest, Hungary. Completed in 1896 for the Millennium World Exhibition, it's original name was the Francis Joseph Bridge named after the Emperor. The designer was János Feketeházy, chief engineer of the Hungarian Railroads.

During World War II, this Bridge as well as every bridge in Budapest was blown up by the retreating German troops. It was the first bridge to be rebuilt and reopened in 1946.

The images were captured on our last vacation almost 2 years ago. We found the city to be full of beautiful architecture, warm people and incredible food.