The devil’s bridge is a bridge over the Arda river, municipality of Ardino, district Kardzhali.
According to the legend, the creator of the bridge is craftsman Dimitar from the nearby village of Nedelino. He undertook the challenge to build a bridge over the wild river even if all that attempted this before him failed. He did a magnificent job and extremely fast as well, but died soon after he was done. The legends says that it was Satan who told the craftsman that if he managed to build the bridge within 40 days and include the Devil’s image around the bridge, but in a way that it is both visible and invisible as well as palpable and untouchable, Satan would grant the construction with endless durability. If the master failed to do the job within 40 days though, and with the special requirement about Satan’s image, Satan was going to take his soul and the soul of his wife. Dimitar succeeded and Satan kept his promise, making the bridge endlessly durable, but the master died soon after that anyway and took Satan’s secret to his grave.
People say that if you look towards the bridge and river Arda’s waters from one of the river banks between 11 and 12 am when the bridge and its reflection create a perfect mirror image, in the cut rock underneath the bridge, you will be able to see Satan’s face. According to some, on one of the stones in the river you can see Satan’s footprint.