Love Lock Bridges of the World

Hopeless romantics love Love Lock Bridges. I am one of them.

Anytime I go anywhere for the first time I love to play the tourist (ok, I love being a tourist anywhere all the time but whatever). So for my first trip to Paris I knew the Love Lock Bridge was a must. I love the story of a couple in love attaching their engraved lock to the bridge accepting the reality of even if their relationship does not last, the proof of their love remains on the bridge forever, throwing the key into the Seine never to be retrieved.

When I found my third, I finally looked it up. How many Love Lock Bridges are there in the world?? Turns out a lot, and city planners are less than pleased about it. In addition to the Parisian bridge, I have stumbled upon one in San Francisco and Wellington. Turns out they have also started in:

  • Las Vegas appropriately located at the Paris Hotel,
  • Vancouver Island, Canada,
  • Toowoombia, Australia,
  • New York City,
  • Bamberg, Germany,
  • Dublin’s Ha’Penny Bridge
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • and more according to Wikipedia’s Love Lock Page

Love Lock Bridge on the River Seine

Love Lock Bridge of San Francisco

Wellington Harbour Love Lock Bridge

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7 thoughts on “Love Lock Bridges of the World

  1. Mchan says:

    they look nice but they weigh so much that they are actually damaging the bridges they are put on so in Paris we’re looking for a new way to symbolize love so that tourist can use them.

    • I am aware of the controversies with love locks, which is unfortunate. It is a beautiful symbol and I hope cities like Paris can find a way to address the problem without taking away from the beauty of what is being said with the locks.

      • Mchan says:

        yes I do too, love locks are a recent fad because we didn’t use to have them before. I’m not sure the idea is so beautiful, I love the name “love lock” but if you think about it you can’t lock love for ever.

      • If you had taken the time to read my post you would know that “locking love” is the complete opposite of my point.

      • Mchan says:

        I did read it it’s just that I didn’t learn it by heart sorry

  2. Melbourne has it as well.

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