A visual highlight of Puerto Madero is Puente de la Mujer. The cable-stayed footbridge spans 557 feet over the Río de la Plata where it connects with the Microcentro on the western waterfront. The stunning design of the Women’s Bridge was drafted by famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened at the end of 2001. The prominent needle with harp-like cables reaches an elevation of 112 feet. The center swings open for the passing of tall ships.