O1534 : Padlocks on Halfpenny Bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Mountjoy, Dublin, New Kilmainham and Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland

Padlocks on Halfpenny Bridge
Padlocks on Halfpenny Bridge
Apparently this is a relatively new phenomenon, originating from Eastern Europe. Lovers write their names/initials on padlocks, lock them onto the bridge and throw away the key into the river. To signify their undying love for each other.

While I like the sentiment, this is an awful thing to do to such a beautiful and historic bridge. They regularly have to be cut off by the council and the Irish tax payer foots the bill.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 157 342 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7742N 6:15.7984W
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Irish: geotagged! O 157 342
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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