The Glienicke Bridge

The Glienicke Bridge was built in 1907 and spans the Havel river, connecting the cities of Berlin and Potsdam. The bridge was severely damaged in WW II, and reconstructed in 1949. It was closed for regular traffic in 1952. On 10th February 1962, the American pilot Francis G. Powers and the Soviet spy Rudolf I. Abel were exchanged here. Subsequently additional spy exchanges were carried out on the bridge as well.