Pedestrians to take over Liberty Bridge for summer weekends

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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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