Very close to the East Side Gallery, on the Spree River (which divides western and eastern Berlin) is this beautiful nineteenth century bridge. Its structure was concrete, but the red bricks that cover it give it a Moorish and Gothic style. Before Berlin unified, the bridge was closed to traffic for more than 12 years and used only by people with the necessary documentation. After the fall of the Wall, the bridge re-opened and is now a symbol of freedom and brotherhood. It is worth spending a little time on the western side of the wall for a view of the river Spree.