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Unfinished A103

Unfinished A103

Jungle on the Autobahn

Instead of cars and trucks rushing by, grass, trees and shrubs grow on the A103 highway in Berlin's Schöneberg.

This highway was to connect southern Zehlendorf with northern Wedding in West Berlin. Straight through the city, via Yorkstraße, Potsdamer Platz, and a tunnel under Tiergarten.

It never got that far. The plans were met with enormous protests in the early 1970s, as a result of which the highway was never completed. As a result, this highway is already five kilometers long.

Useless bridge

The A103 ends at the Sachsendamm, where the Friedrich-Gerlach-Brücke was built between 1972 and 1974 above the planned highway. It is a useless bridge because the highway stops here, and traffic from the A103 turns to Sachsendamm via the on- and off-ramps.

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