It is so named because a boar was found in one of the cutwaters on the upstream side of the bridge , reused in the construction.
It was transferred to the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Cáceres. In Botija, in turn, more boars have been found, which demonstrates the settlement of the Vetton people in this area, whose maximum expression is found in the Castro Vetton of Villasviejas del Tamuja, where other zoomorphic sculptures of the same type were also found in one of the cutwaters of the bridge. Second Iron Age (IV-II centuries B.C.). Provincial Archaeological Museum of Cáceres.