Paris: the state of the Pont des Arts worries, Hidalgo taken to task


Passers-by are shocked by the limited resources invested by the Paris town hall for a bridge classified as a historic monument.

The Pont des Arts (Paris 6th arrondissement), a monument in danger? Its condition worries residents who say they are shocked to see holes and boards moving on a site classified as a historic monument. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, the bridge is considered “dangerous” and “not very secure»By passers-by questioned by BFM TV (see below). The controversy did not take long to react Internet users who attack Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.

For the most part, using the famous hashtag #saccageParis, they denounce the limited resources invested to renovate this bridge located on a UNESCO heritage site.

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The mayor of the 6th also takes it for his rank. As a repair, planks of light wood were nailed to the ground. This “tinkering” does not convince the residents who do not understand that more extensive work is not launched. Jean-Pierre Lecoq ensures that this will be done in … 2022 or 2023.

Six years ago, crumbling under love locks, the bridge was closed for a week in order to carry out work. The thousands of padlocks placed by lovers around the world had been removed to relieve the structure (see below).

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