The Margaret Bridge is a three-way bridge in the capital of Hungary, connecting Buda and Pest across the river Danube and linking Margaret Island to the banks. It is the second-oldest public bridge in Budapest built between 1872 and 1876.
By the beginning of the 2000s, the bridge was in a very bad shape. The fact that the condition of the bridge was rated as life-threatening demanded an immediate re-construction, which started in 2009. During the works the City of Budapest aimed to restore the original appearance of the bridge. Instead of using reinforced concrete, durable steel was used. New barriers and floodlights were also installed. The middle lanes were widened and the sidewalk was expanded by two meters. A bycicle lane was also added to the final design.
mageba delivered the following products:
• TENSA-FINGER sliding finger joints of of type F80LL
• TENSA-FINGER sliding finger joints of type F120LL
• TENSA-GRIP single gap joints of type WSF80
mageba was also tasked to install the joints. The two pairs of tram rails running across the bridge, and the narrow timeframe that was provided for the installation made the project challenging. Despite of these difficulites mageba succesfully implemented both, the production and the installation of the joints in due time.
TENSA-GRIP single gap joint of type WSF80, TENSA-FINGER sliding finger joints of type F80LL and F120LL
Three-way bridgeTied-arch bridge
1872–1876 (2009–2011 reconstruction)
City of Budapest
Ernest Goüin et Cie.