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One of the most romantic cult places, the Love Bridge will be invaded by an army of lovers again on St. Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.

The love lock craze is not exclusive to Ukraine: Such padlocks can also be found on fences and bridges in Moscow, Verona, Brussels and Mount Huang, China, among many other cities. With their names etched in rough metal, couples clamp the steel symbols of their devotion and throw away the keys into the abyss – or whatever there is under the bridge.

The Kyiv crossing has not been blessed with a romantic landing base for the keys. Built in 1912 by Yevhen Platon, the famous Ukrainian engineer who revolutionized electric welding, it hangs across a busy road. Connecting Mariyinsky and Khreshchatyk parks, it looks heavy on locks and stories.

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