Ungheni

A town dating to the 15C, located on the border with Romania and known for its strategic significance in the Russo-Turkish War.

Ungheni is the seventh largest town in Moldova and the seat of Ungheni District since 2003. The first historical mention of Ungheni dates to 20 August 1462. A railway between Ungheni and Chisinau was built in 1875 by Russia in preparation for the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878). In 1876 after the spring flooding of the river Prut the railway bridge that linked Moldova and Romania was almost destroyed. Railway Department invited Gustave Eiffel in Bessarabia (Moldova) to redesign and rebuild the bridge. Nowadays it is still a strategic structure under the supervision of the frontier guard. Besides the Eiffel Bridge, you might also want to check the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
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