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Oberbaum Bridge, Berlin
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The Oberbaum Bridge is a double-deck bridge crossing Berlin's River Spree, considered one of the city's landmarks. It links Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, former boroughs that were divided by the Berlin Wall, and has become an important symbol of Berlin’s unity.The lower deck of the bridge carries a roadway, which connects Oberbaum Straße to the south of the river with Warschauer Straße to the north. The upper deck of the bridge carries Berlin U-Bahn line, between Schlesisches Tor and Warschauer Straße stations.The bridge appears prominently in the 1998 film Run Lola Run.HistoryThe bridge is built on the former boundary of the municipal area with its rural environs, where an excise wall was built in 1732. A wooden drawbridge was built as part of the wall; it served as a gate to the city. The name Oberbaumbrücke stemmed from the heavy tree trunk, covered in metal spikes, that was used as a boom to block the river at night to prevent smuggling. (Baum means tree or wooden beam in German; thus the name means something like "Upper Tree Bridge"; there was another tree-trunk barrier at the western end of the contemporary city limits, close to today's Unterbaumstraße
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  • You should the hostirical bridge and will have a nive view over the river. On the other side you ll enter the east side gallery. Nice walk, nice athmosphaere 
  • It was a quaint bridges. Was traced, and the evening walking along the East side Gallery, a project mapping what characters engraved pop movement against is even, was excited. Exotic I felt especially bridge girder of Tower-like building part. Good experience that evening on the East side of Berlin.
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  • passing through remains of the berlin wall we have the oberbraum bridge very well and pretty colors and architecture stands out much.
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