Bridge mystery unlocked

Last updated 16:37 23/05/2012
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Mystery unlocked: Attaching padlocks to the to Pont Des Art bridge in Paris is popular.

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Earlier this month we published a photo of padlocks attached to the lagoon bridge on the waterfront.

In response to our call for ideas about what they were for, Kyla Hamilton sent in this photo of her daughter on the Pont Des Arts bridge in Paris. It is also covered in padlocks.

The practice was apparently inspired by the film and book Ho voglia di Te (I want you) by Federico Moccia.

Couples write their names on padlocks as a symbol of their love and then throw the key in the water so the padlock stays there forever.

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