Appearance
photo 2 options
  • Logo

    Uploading…
    Photo Uploaded
    Error!
  • Footer Logo

    Uploading…
    Photo Uploaded
    Error!
color 6 options

Success!

Your settings have been saved.

Current Events PopWrapped | Current Events

Too Much Love On The Pont des Arts Bridge Over Paris's Seine River Causes Side To Collapse And Evacuation

PopWrapped | PopWrapped Author

PopWrapped

06/10/2014 11:13 am
PopWrapped | Current Events
Too Much Love On The Pont des Arts Bridge Over Paris's Seine River Causes Side To Collapse And Evacuation
Media Courtesy of Cloudwhisperer67

Alyssa Harvey

Staff Writer

@AlyssaMaeHarvey

The Pont des Arts bridge over the Seine River in Paris was evacuated and closed on Sunday, June 8th after a side collapsed from the weight of all the padlocks on it. No one was hurt and the bridge reopened on Monday with wooden panels replacing the fallen metal grid sides. The Pont des Arts is famous for attracting couples from all over the world who place “lockets of love” decorated with their names on any surface available on the bridge. The lovers usually then throw the keys into the river symbolizing “everlasting love.” Last month, Anne Hidalgo the mayor of Paris, wanted citizens to “open a debate around the phenomenon of ‘love locks’ with a view of finding alternatives.” The “love locks” have been appearing all over Paris and even on the Eiffel Tower. Local Parisians have started petitions about how the bridge has become an eyesore and that the river is becoming polluted from all the keys. Officials are currently looking for alternatives to protect the historic bridge. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

Share


Are you sure you want to delete this?

ConfirmCancel