Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jakob Mierscheid Footbridge

Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Steg, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders Footbridge, Jakob-Mierscheid-Steg, Jakob Mierscheid Footbridge, nicknamed after the fictitious politician Jakob Maria Mierscheid, Berlin
Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Steg (Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders Footbridge)
also Jakob-Mierscheid-Steg (Jakob Mierscheid Footbridge)
Nicknamed after the fictitious politician Jakob Maria Mierscheid
Berlin, September 2011

After the parliament moved to Berlin, two new office buildings for members of parliament were connected with a pedestrian bridge over the Spree river. This bridge was nicknamed the “Mierscheid Bridge”. Attempts to mark it with an official plate were said to have failed because “the nails were nuts” (pun on Niete meaning nut/rivet, a blank in lottery or a person that is unable to accomplish anything).

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

That sounds very much like Berlin!