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1,300 Padlocks Removed From Tumski Bridge

1,300 padlocks have been removed from Tumski Bridge in the name of safety. 

The iconic bridge, like many across Europe nowadays, is adorned with thousands of padlocks engraved or painted with the names of the couples who put them there. 

According to Gazeta Wroclawska​, The first padlock was placed on Tumski bridge in 2009. Since then thousands more have been clung to the bridge, making the crossover a tourist attraction in the process.

Last week over a thousand of those padlocks were nonetheless removed. The maintenance work, which cost 6,200zl, was carried out in order to remove any padlocks that could dangerously fall onto a pedestrian's head due to being hung up at a height.

Therefore if you wish to put a padlock on the bridge somewhere, it is best to do it in a place below head-height, as that shouldn't be considered a safety hazard by the local authorities.

Back in 2013 even more locks were cut off the bridge during an operation to prevent the bridge from falling victim to severe rusting.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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