The bridge monument in Dömitz is a memorial to the reunification of Germany. Firmly anchored on an overpowering pedestal, a segment of the old Elbe bridge near Dömitz commemorates the division of Germany into two parts that lasted more than forty years.
The road bridge, which connected Mecklenburg and Lower Saxony before World War II, had been destroyed during a U.S. air raid in the last days of the war. It was not rebuilt during the Cold War. On December 18, 1992, a new bridge over the Elbe was inaugurated at the same location. It was the first new bridge to be built over the former border river after the disintegration of the GDR and has since been regarded as a symbol of reunification. At the intersection of the B 191 and the B195, about one kilometer behind the eastern abutment of the Elbe bridge, is the bridge memorial, which consists of a relocated pier and several meters of superstructure of the old bridge.