Yarra Footbridge - Victoria, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman
S 37° 49.167 E 144° 57.910
55H E 320900 N 5812266
Quick Description: "Lovers attach a lock to the bridge, then throw the key into the river to seal their love forever."
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 3/25/2015 8:33:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
Views: 1

Long Description:
The European custom of tying locks to bridges to symbolize an eternal bond or love, and then throwing the key into the river, started in Rome in 2000.
The cultural phenomenon has spread to Australia too. Since 2013 lovers have been attaching locks to the footbridge over the Yarra in Melbourne. Local stores have reported a big increase in padlock sales.
Structure/Location: Yarra Pedestrian Footbridge, Southgate, Melbourne

Approximate year of the first padlock at this location: June 2013

Approximate number of padlocks at this location: 2000

Website of some background information about the padlocks at this location: Not listed

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