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A '''chain bridge''' is a historic form of [[suspension bridge]] for which chains or [[eyebar]]s were used instead of wire ropes to carry the bridge deck. A famous example is the [[Széchenyi Chain Bridge]] in Budapest.
 
Construction types are, as for other suspension bridges, a [[stressed ribbon bridge]], a true suspension bridge, and special forms, such as the [[Tower Bridge]] and the [[Albert Bridge, London]].
 
Chain bridges were the first bridges able to cross wider [[Span (engineering)|spans]] than the previous wooden and stone bridges, combined with shorter building times and at lower costs.<ref name="Stevenson">[https://books.google.com/books?id=STgwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA237 Robert Stevenson: ''Description of Bridges of Suspension.''] In: ''The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal'', ed. Sir David Brewster, Robert Jameson. vol. 5 no. 10, Edinburgh 1821, p. 237.</ref>