Original post: Bill Nash on the VC Star Love is threatening to destroy a bridge in Paris. More accurately, it is expressions of love, but the threat is real. The Pont des Arts Bridge is a pedestrian walkway that crosses the Seine River near the Louvre. It was built around 1801, but it is a present-day threat that has Parisian officials concerned. The threat comes from padlocks. Nobody is using the locks to close the bridge. Couples are using the locks to express eternal love.