The Dömitz railway bridge was badly damaged in April 1945.
After the war neither side rushed to repair the structure which, from 1952 onwards, stood on an increasingly defended border.
Work is currently underway to renovate what remains.
In the same series of air raids, the road bridge over the Elbe was also damaged.
The end of the remaining bridge on the west side was a popular location to view the Inner German Border....we were there in 1983.
Today, a new bridge is built over the location of the old bridge.
However, a section is preserved on the east bank as a memorial.
To read more about these bridges click the image above........the Bridgehunter's website opens in a new window.