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BUDAPEST BANS AUG 20 FIREWORKS ON CHAIN BRIDGE

 

Budapest’s metropolitan council has banned the use of the city’s landmark Chain Bridge for state celebrations and fireworks marking the August 20 national holiday, citing corrosion of its iron components. Also a 30km/h speed limit will apply on the 171-year-old bridge. A public procurement for revamping the structure will be put out in the next few weeks, a council official said.