Using a railway carriage as a bridge

I stumbled across this interesting scene via Facebook recently – what looks like a retired railway carriage being used as a bridge. So what is the story behind it?

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Thankfully the person who shared the post initially included the location – Győr, Hungary – and people in the comments mentioned that the bridge is found on the campus of Széchenyi István University.

Over on their website, they had a photo of the bridge soon after it was installed in 1975 at what was then the ‘Transportation and Telecommunication Faculty of Technical Sciences’.

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But as the years went on, the bridge was looking a little worse for wear.

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So it was renovated in 2004, receiving a fresh coat of blue paint.

Google Street View

Inside the bridge, it looks exactly like a railway carriage.

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But it’s all just a trick – the crossing is just a normal bridge, dressed up to look like a railway carriage.

Google Street View

As you can see on this video tour.


Railway equipment manufacturer Rába is also based in Győr, and assisted with the project.

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