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Potsdam in Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany
 

Glienicker Brucke

Berliner Gedenktafel

 
 
Glienicker Brucke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
1. Glienicker Brucke Marker
Inscription.  
English translation:
The Glienicker Bridge was built between 1904 and 1907 and was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1949 as Union Bridge. For decades the leaders of East Germany who chose this name fought against unification of Germany.

After the Berlin Wall was built in 1961 only allied military personnel and diplomats were allowed to pass on the bridge. Since Nov. 10, 1989, the bridge has reopened for everybody due to the peaceful revolution in East Germany.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Berlin Wall series list.
 
Location. 52° 24.808′ N, 13° 5.413′ E. Marker is in Potsdam, Brandenburg, in Berlin. Memorial is on Berliner Strasse. The Glienicker Bridge was also known as the Spy Bridge. On Feb 10, 1962, Colonel Rudolph Able, the Soviet master-spy was exchanged for U2 spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, who as shot down while flying a covert spy mission over the Soviet Union. He had been sentenced to death. The exchange occurred on this bridge
Glienicker Brucke (Bridge)-Ariel view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
2. Glienicker Brucke (Bridge)-Ariel view
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at the white line. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Berliner Mauer" (here, next to this marker); Neuer Garten (New Garden) (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Cecilienhof Palace (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Passenger Car of the French Military Train (approx. 13.2 kilometers away in Berlin); Berlin Airlift (approx. 13.2 kilometers away in Berlin); Höchster Baum Berlins (approx. 22.1 kilometers away in Berlin).
 
Glienicker Brucke (Bridge)-Local guide straddling the white line. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
3. Glienicker Brucke (Bridge)-Local guide straddling the white line.
The white line separated East Germany and West Germany
Glienicker Brucke-a portion of the bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 6, 2008
4. Glienicker Brucke-a portion of the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022