Once upon a time, an entire army could pass along the large bridge without disturbing the formation. The bridge was built so that the empire could control both banks. When the empire was gone, the bridge became an important trade route and a settlement with a tavern near it. Time passed and the city grew so much that houses began to be built right on the bridge. For travelers, this is the easiest way to the other side and where, if not here, to ambush your enemy.