April 14, 2024

Legend of the Donkey Lady bridge

The bridge is away from all of the hustle and bustle of San Antonio in the outskirts. The bridge crosses over the Medina River on the South side of San Antonio at the corner of Applewhite and Jett Road. There is a trail that was recently constructed for walkers, joggers and bikers to pass through. We recommend a day time visit to the Old Applewhite bridge as it is trespassing if visiting at night after dusk.

As you may heard many versions of the story, there isn’t precise evidence of what officially happened that one terrible and violent night.

It has been told that sometime in 1950, a woman and her children were burned alive by the disgruntled husband and father. Some explain that the woman survived the ordeal and was horribly disfigured from the burns. While her children died from being burned alive, she was force to leave and live alone in the woods due to cruel people not accepting her appearance.

Legend has it that her face looks deformed and that her fingers and toes were fused together due to the fire that it looked like she had hooves like of a donkey.

Legend says that if you visit the now inaccessible bridge, you be rudely awaken with her jumping on top of your hood leaving dents and smashing the windshield.