Puente de la Mujer (Woman’s Bridge)
The origins of the Puente de la Mujer (Woman’s Bridge) in Puerto Madero and its meaning.
Puente de la Mujer, Its Meaning
The Puente de la Mujer is a unique pedestrian bridge located in the Puerto Madero district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The name Puente de la Mujer is Spanish for “Bridge of the Woman.”
Designed by Santiago Calatrava in 2001, the bridge is meant to represent a couple dancing Tango, mimicking the movement of a man leaning over a woman. This, coupled with the fact that the surrounding streets have primarily female names, gives the bridge its name.
The History of the Puente de la Mujer
The Puente de la Mujer took three years to build! The bridge was originally built in Victoria, Spain, and taken over in parts to Buenos Aires over the course of five months.
Donated by Don Alberto L. Gonzalez to the city of Buenos Aires, the bridge was a thank you gift to the city for 60 years of work. It is estimated to be valued at $6 million.
Having lived in Puerto Madryn from 1984 to 1998 I’m happy that you enjoyed your stay there and had a relaly good time. The city now has got too big for my taste, when I lived there it was such a nice place; but the surroundings and landscapes are truly awesome. Cheers!
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