Paris: The City of Love is famous for its amazing Pont des Arts Bridge near the Seine River. For several years, the love locks bridge accommodated memories of a number of lovers who tied love locks to it. The tradition of tying love locks to the bridge started in 2008 but somehow padlocks made the bridge overloaded.
In 2015, Paris authorities took the decision of evacuating the love locks bridge. The romantic bridge carrying the wonderful memories of everlasting love got finally cleaned and is no more burdened with the padlocks now. Instead of discarding the love locks, the government is using them for a good purpose. Read on!
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In 2008, couples started the tradition of signing their initials on a padlock, tying it on a railing of the romantic bridge and throwing the key in the Seine River.
Millions of tourists visit Paris every year and almost every tourist couple pays a visit to the bridge for preserving their undying love in the form of padlock. Recommended story: 13 interesting facts about Paris every traveler must know
Unfortunately, the romantic bridge in Paris failed to bear the weight of 45 to 65 tons mementos.
The authorities of world's most romantic city were left with no other choice but to evacuate it.
Couples were suggested to click selfies instead of overloading the romantic bridge with more love locks.
In 2015, the railings carrying love locks were replaced with sheets of plexiglass.
Now the romantic bridge is no more burdened with the heavy love locks.
The good news is that the world's most romantic city made a decision of not discarding the love locks and using them for a good cause.
Bruno Julliard, first deputy mayor of Paris stated at a press event, "Members of the public can buy five or 10 love locks, or even clusters of them, all at an affordable price."
Couples can also buy their love locks back and treasure their love forever. Though the Pont des Arts bridge is clean now, still it continues to remain one of the most favorite destinations for tourists in Paris.
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