Love Padlocks - Corkstown Footbridge - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.232 W 075° 41.078
18T E 446436 N 5029895
Quick Description: These love padlocks are located on the Corkstown Footbridge that crosses over the Rideau Canal, a World Heritage Site, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/22/2012 2:12:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMF4N8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member luzzi-reloaded
Views: 78

Long Description:
The practice of placing love padlocks on bridges or other structures does not appear to be as prevalent in Ottawa as it is in certain European countries. While there may be other love padlocks placed elsewhere in Ottawa, I am not aware as to where they might be located. There were a few of them on a fence next to the Bytown Museum, but on a visit today, they had been removed.

The love padlocks that are the subjects of this waymark are in the middle of and on on both sides of the bridge. They have been placed on a half-inch metal bar that appears to be part of the railing.

They are many types and sizes and most have the names of the couples engraved.

I noted that the padlocks caused the railing to rust and this may have some bearing on whether the love padlocks are allowed to stay or are eventually removed. My understanding is that they have been in place for a few years at least.

An Ottawa Citizen article dated May 12, 2012, titled: "Lovers put a lock on it over Corktown Bridge" can be found here: (visit link)

Additional information of the Corkstown Footbridge can be found here:
(visit link)
Structure/Location: Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Approximate year of the first padlock at this location: 2008

Approximate number of padlocks at this location: 75

Website of some background information about the padlocks at this location: [Web Link]

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