The Oberbaum Bridge is a romantic sight, but somehow fits in with the eccentric and unpolished look that Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg gives off. I had the pleasure of riding in on the double bridge via the U-Bahn line 1 (the oldest line in Berlin) and strolling underneath it after visiting the East Side Gallery before wandering off to the Ramones Museum. According to the Berlin Tourism website, the bridge "starred in the Hollywood movie "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) filmed on location in Berlin. Jason Bourne - played by Matt Damon - is seen crossing the Oberbaum Bridge in a Taxi on his way to the Westin Grand Hotel." Although the bridge has underwent reconstruction, it has been around for over a hundred years and has a history as well. In April of 1945 the Nazi's blew up the center of the bridge in an attempt to stop the Red Army from crossing it.
When the Berlin Wall was built after WWII the bridge became a part of the border dividing East and West Berlin. The Oberbaum Bridge was used as a pedestrian border crossing for West Berlin residents only starting in late December of 1963. In November of 1994 the bridge reopened to traffic and pedestrians.