The geographical situation of Margareth bridge needs no explanation, the population if Budapest knows it though only superficially.
The geographical situation of Margareth bridge needs no explanation, the population if Budapest knows it though only superficially. Now the technical examination is finished we invite the spectators to take a glance how they are repairing the bridge.
The bridge is resting upon 5 arches over the river and two arches on the river-side. On the river-side there are the original, hundred years old bracings. The bridge was often destroyed during its history but after the restoration it became always younger... What has to bear the Margareth bridge in 1976? An axial pressure of 30 metric tons and 5400 vehicles/hou??? The prescription of Hungarian Monastery of Post and Traffic they have to examine the bridge in every quarter year and year. The "bridgemater" is always present. Since 1950 Janos Fazekas is the bridge-master. His son has the same job on the Chain Bridge...The masters are every day watching the bridge and report on their experiences. Now the repairing is an important part of the life of the bridge. They change rockers, the pavement, they repair the iron construction. This is the most important work. They have to examine one million rivets and perhaps to change them, To day they make it rust-proof and in the next days the bridge became painted. The art has a great part on the bridge. The statues of the pillars were made by a French artist Tabard for the inauguration in 1876. Now the collaborators of the Fine art Undertaking are restoring the statues. But how many does it cost?
The restoration of Margareth bridge costs 85 million Forints. The population has to be patient, because the traffic will be changed on the bridge during the restoration.