The ghetto entirely surrounded Łódź’s major market, Bałucki Rynek, which the Nazis were keen to keep open. To achieve this the Nazis sealed off the market and its access roads, allowing traffic to come and go without entering the ghetto. In effect this created two separate ghettos. These were split by the market and ul. Zgierska, and linked by three bridges: two ran over ul. Zgierska and another linked the divided street of ul. Zachodnia. The bridges have become a symbol of the ghetto, and appear on all ghetto literature, though none of them remain today.