Will You Marry Me?

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    At the end of the pedestrian walkway south of St. Anthony Main on the Mississippi River there is a little area with a lookout over looking the river and downtown Minneapolis. At the bottom of the gate there is a pad lock that says "Will you marry me?" I think the combination is suppose to spell out something, but I can't seem to figure out what. Possibly the persons name or something close to the couple. Either way, it's pretty awesome and I wish them the best of luck. :-)

    pillsbury park, mpls

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    1. dlholt 21 months ago | reply

      This is a really neat find.

    2. minnepixel 21 months ago | reply

      Yeah, I really think so. I have to check it out again to see if there is any sign of what his or her response was.

    3. Gamy Wong (ASQUALL) 21 months ago | reply

      Maybe the girl never found the lock haha.

    4. bobby digital2 21 months ago | reply

      I hate to break the fun up and spoil people's imaginations but this is a common engagement practice you see on walkways and bridges in Ukraine. People don't usually use combination locks and I am not sure what they do with the keys but the lock is supposed to stay on the bridge for as long as you are in love.

    5. bobby digital2 21 months ago | reply

      Here in the Midwest yes. Elsewhere, no.

    6. minnepixel 21 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the update. I think that is pretty cool. Hopefully it's not gone by next week :-)

    7. abberdean55 14 months ago | reply

      This is my sister and now brother in laws! Its still there!

    8. minnepixel 14 months ago | reply

      That's awesome! I've discovered lock bridges in other countries and hope that this one picks up.

    9. lindsay.hanson08 14 months ago | reply

      YES!!!! It's so cool to see other people taking pictures of this..this was the lock my husband proposed with!!! It's been there since May 2012 when he popped the question (I said YES), and he treated the metal himself with a stencil to make the words stand out. Unfortunately, somewhere in that process the lock corroded a bit, and now we can't get it off. So be kind to it please! :)

      The story behind it is, in fact, European - I studied abroad in Italy, and when my fiance came to visit, we put a lock on a bridge in Florence - threw the key in the river - and someday we'll go back to find it. It's an age old tradition in Europe for two lovers to symbolize their love by putting a lock on a bridge, so you really do see them everywhere.

      It would be so cool if others picked up the tradition here!!!

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