"In Dresden once, on a blue bridge over the river Elbe, I saw a plaque commemorating the liberation of the East Germans from their Nazi oppressors by their brothers the Russians."

The 'Blue Wonder' Bridge, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe 'Blue Wonder' Bridge, Dresden, Saxony, Germany - Credit: Stefan Kühn

The Blue Wonder
is the popular name for the Loschwitz Bridge, completed in 1893. Though locally loved, the name is a pun: ein blaues Wunder erleben means 'to experience a nasty surprise'.