Love Padlocks: a Danger for the Pont Neuf in Paris

The Pont NeufA� in Paris is at risk under the weight of padlocks


Amourous padlocks on bridges were first seen in Paris.

Well, lovers whose eternal attachment has been sealed in a padlock on the Pont Neuf in Paris will have to reconsider things a little because since 2015 local authorities has removed 45 tons of padlocks. The bridge was going to collapse under the weight of strong feelings. However, love is unreasonable, as we know, so new comers people ignore the rule and let their padlocks embrace the bridge railing anyway, risking that the oldest bridge of Paris tumble down. By the way the famous bridge is called the a�?new bridgea�? in French: “Le Pont Neuf”. Funny, heh?