Puente de San Martin

The Puente de San Martin is a stunning bridge. That has developed a fascinating legend. There is a saying that behind every successful man, there stands a woman. This legend also explains how women can help save their husbands from disgrace. The Puente de San Martin is located west of Toledo’s old city. This bridge structure was initially built in the Middle Ages. This bridge crosses the Tagus River in Toledo. This bridge plays a role in the city’s medieval heritage. The bridge that is currently standing is different from the original bridge. The original bridge was destroyed during the war between Don Pedro I and his stepbrother, Don Enrique II. The Puente de San Martin was rebuilt eventually in the 14th century. 

The main structure consists of five arches pointed and held on by solid pillars to keep the bridge stable. The original person in control of the construction realized that he had made a miscalculation, and the bridge would need to be able to support the weight of the cartloads of materials being brought for the construction of the Toledo Cathedral. The legend of this bridge, “that behind every successful man, there stands a woman,” was started because the man in charge of the construction went to his wife. She took the initiative to help her husband, went out to the bridge, and set fire to give her husband a reason to rebuild the Puente de San Martin stronger and better when the construction worker did just that.