Pedestrians to take over Liberty Bridge for summer weekends
Budapestʼs iconic Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) will once again be turned over to pedestrians only for four weekends this summer, Deputy Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovnicky announced in the capital on Wednesday.
Szalay-Bobrovnicky recalled how the so-called Szabihíd project began as a spontaneous grassroots initiative in 2016, adding that this year the bridge will be closed to traffic on four consecutive weekends between July 14 and August 5.
A series of summer events in the capital connected to the Danube will also include the second swim across the river on September 1 as part of the Budapest Urban Games, as well as the third Dunapest arts festival with over 100 performers. In addition, the Margaret Island Open-Air Stage marks its 80th anniversary this year with various concerts and events.
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