Designed by the acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the emblematic bridge of Puerto Madero symbolizes a couple dancing the tango and serves as a link between the historic center and the city's newest neighborhood.
The Puente de la Mujer (Bridge of the Woman) is not only a modern engineering marvel but also a piece of avant-garde art. It represents the image of a tango-dancing couple: the white mast symbolizes the man, and the curved silhouette represents the woman.
The design embodies the identity of Buenos Aires. Calatrava associated the man with a tower-like structure and depicted the woman in a horizontal form. The name of the bridge, Puente de la Mujer, is related to the nomenclature of the streets in Puerto Madero, which are named after great women such as Alicia Moreau de Justo, Azucena Villaflor, Juana Manso, Encarnación Ezcurra, Victoria Ocampo, and many others.
The Puente de la Mujer connects traditional Buenos Aires, with landmarks like the Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, and the surrounding historical buildings, to the upscale and modern development of Puerto Madero. It serves as a link between two architecturally distinct places in the city, united by a spirit of progress that never ceases.