Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Oberbaum Bridge

Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge), Fernsehturm (Television tower), Berlin
Oberbaumbrücke (Oberbaum Bridge) and Fernsehturm (Television tower)
Seen from the Treptowers, Alt-Treptow
Berlin, September 2011

“When the Berlin Wall was built in 1961 the bridge became part of East Berlin's border with West Berlin; as all the waters of the River Spree were in Friedrichshain, the East German fortifications extended to the shoreline on the Kreuzberg side. The West Berlin U-Bahn line was forced to terminate at Schlesisches Tor. Beginning on 21 December 1963, the Oberbaum Bridge was used as a pedestrian border crossing for West Berlin residents only.”
(Oberbaum Bridge, Wikipedia)

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