Pont des Arts

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About Pont des Arts

The Pont des Arts is a pedestrian bridge located in Paris, France that spans the Seine river. It is one of the most iconic bridges in Paris, known for its beautiful views and its historic significance. The Pont des Arts was the first bridge to be built entirely out of metal in Paris, and it was also the first bridge in the city to be designed for pedestrians only. In recent years, the Pont des Arts has become famous for the thousands of padlocks that couples attach to its railings as a symbol of their love. The practice, which has become known as "love locking," has sparked controversy, however, as the added weight of the locks has caused structural damage to the bridge.