The bridge was built in the Middle Ages by the ruler of the city, the Cangrande II della Scala, of the Scaligero family. In building the bridge, he prepared for himself a way out of the fortress, in case of a siege or a fortified fortification against an enemy on the gate.
For many years, since the Middle Ages, the bridge has survived earthquakes and prolonged wear and tear, but the bridge, which has survived all the ravages of nature, has not survived human vandalism. During World War II, the bridge was blown up by the German army when they fled Allied troops attacking from the south. Only after the war was the bridge be restored.
It is very pleasant to walk on this bridge, especially in the evening and see the view of the river and the beautiful city. Along the entire length of the bridge you will see stalls where artists sell works of glass, wood, ceramics and handicrafts. There are also a number of street food stands and drinks.