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"And to your left, the Chuck Norris Bridge..."

Caroline McCarthy Former Staff writer, CNET News
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Hungary's Economy Ministry probably didn't know what it was getting into when it launched an Internet voting campaign to allow Web users to choose a famous person as the namesake for a new bridge to be built over the Danube in Budapest.

Reuters is reporting that the current front-runner is former "Walker: Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris, with 11 percent of the vote. He could be overcome by the second-place contender, Hungarian humorist Geza Hofi, but after news of the bridge-naming poll was posted on Fark.com, Mr. Norris may receive quite a few more votes.

It appears that anyone can vote to name the bridge (voting ends September 8th), but it helps to be able to read Hungarian.

In this reporter's opinion, having a "Chuck Norris Bridge" in Budapest could do wonders for tourism.