As a result, they were waiting for a possibility to return to their homes on the other side of the Lusatian Neisse River.
First joint projects were performed not only in Gubin and Guben but also in other cities by the Oder and Lusatian Neisse River.
The idea of Nowa Amerika consists in creation of a "theoretical" country with undefined borders, spreading from the Baltic Sea to the Sudetes, along the Oder and Lusatian Neisse Rivers.
In 1939 there were twelve of them in total, the Neisse Brucke over the Lusatian Neisse River being the oldest one.
As most of the city centre on the eastern side of Lusatian Neisse River and the bridges on it were destroyed, the possibility of contact between the two sides of the river was considerably impeded.
For instance, Gubin urban development act includes the concept of Eurocity Gubin-Guben based on the analysis concerning both sides of the Lusatian Neisse.
The newly created structure established the route connecting the two banks of the Lusatian Neisse, enabling the remains of City Theatre to become a landmark which can be passed every day during the inhabitants' routine journeys around the town (10).
The process was naturally connected with the decline in the number of possible routes connecting the fragments of the city located on the opposite sides of Lusatian Neisse.