Paris’ Pont des Arts has become a symbol of fidelity through love locks. But now, Paris must break them to preserve its historical bridge.
Paris Love Lock Bridge History: Why Romantic Gesture Irks Preservationists
“The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, famous across the globe as a symbol of passion and fidelity, will have its roughly one million “love locks” cut off over the next few days after years of structural damage.”
Paris ends relationship with ‘love locks’
“The city of Paris started removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching “love locks” to the bridge.”
Paris Bridge’s Love Locks Are Taken Down
“The padlocks that weigh heavily on the sides of the Pont des Arts tell stories dear to the lovers who affixed them to the celebrated bridge’s iron grillwork.”
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