Chain Bridge closed to pedestrians during renovation from Wednesday

Budapest's landmark Chain Bridge will be closed to pedestrians until the completion of its renovation, starting next Wednesday, scheduled in 2023, the Budapest transport centre BKK said.

The bridge will also be closed to car traffic from mid-June, BKK said on Friday.

Bus services over the bridge will be free of charge between Clark Adam Square and Szechenyi Istvan Square, it added.

The bridge is planned to be reopened for vehicles in December 2022 and the entire revamp is scheduled to be completed in August 2023.

During the upcoming weekend, from March 13 to March 15, the bridge will be reserved for pedestrian crossings only.

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