There are eight bridges that span the Danube River as it passes through Budapest.
A closer look explains why it is called a Chain Bridge. Unlike the more common open link chain, this bridge is constructed more like a bicycle chain with metal plates held together with bolts or rivets.
Behind the ship was the second oldest bridge called the Margaret Bridge. The Margaret Bridge has a span extending out to the side to provide access to Margaret Island. That span does not show up on this picture.
Margaret Bridge Pylon
All the bridges were blown up by retreating German troops in 1945. After the war most of the bridges were repaired in their original style using the original material when possible. The Elizabeth Bridge was so badly damaged it could not be rebuilt so in 1964 a modern elegant white suspension bridge was built to carry six lanes of traffic. The original Elizabeth Bridge was built the same as the chain Bridge.
The Megyeri Bridge (Megyeri híd) is the longest bridge of Budapest. It is located at the northern end of the city. It was opened in 2008. It consists of two pylons which are 300 m apart and form the 100 meter high A-frames. Cables are strung down to support the road surface.
I did not see all eight of the bridges. With the exception of this last one all the others were seen and photographed within eight hours of arriving in Budapest. All of the others were taken from the riverboat. This one was taken from a bus.