Butcher's Bridge
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,145 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We didn't find this bridge to be anything all that spectacular, but it was conveniently located between the old town and sites on the other side, so we crossed it a couple times. There are public restrooms (free to use) just down a stairway towards the base of the bridge, so we took advantage of those as well.
Written September 28, 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,732 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This bridge was redesigned with heavier hand rails with strong wire due it being specifically designed to hang love locks on it without damaging the structure. I am not a fan of love locks especially when they put them through the lovely bronze statues adoring the rails. I don't understand the need for it.
However, the bridge is not really anything special. It is centrally located in Ljubljana over the canal. It has 3 grizzly looking bronze statues on and around it.
We were lucky enough to catch the Ljubljana dragons promoting love week. It was a bit of fun to get our pictures taken with them.
You can also see the castle from on the bridge and is also a way to the central market.
Written September 1, 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,112 contributions
Jun 2023
The Butcher’s Bridge is considered the city's bridge of love and, as is now world practice, lovers have attached padlocks. The bridge, built in 2010, connects the Plečnik market to Petkovškovo nabrežje (Lungoljubljanica), while the statues, moreover disturbing sculptures, are the work of the Slovenian sculptor Jakov Brdar.

I liked it less than other city sites, but that is a matter of taste. While crossing it, the huge number of love padlocks catches the eye which, dangling from the steel lifelines, overshadowing the small works of modern art present along the bridge.

For those interested ... under the bridge is one of the embarkation areas for boat trips on the river.
Written June 19, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,633 contributions
Apr 2023
This would be another one of those love lock bridges were it not for 3 abstract sculptures from classical/Christian/Jewish mythology. The bridge does have attractive glass walking belts at the sides along the balustrades, and there's also fantastic views of Ljubljana castle and the central market.
Written May 11, 2023
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Adrian T
Silchester, UK204 contributions
Oct 2022
an average bridge but completely festooned with padlocks on each side (love tokens). there are some interesting sculptures which are like marmite, love or hate them.
Written December 27, 2022
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Boonstra
Leesburg, VA293 contributions
Jun 2022
This is one of the many bridges downtown. The locked are a unique twist. Apparently lovers put on a lock and throw the key into the water below. The statues nearby are modern and intentionally slightly grotesque. It’s a very interesting landmark.
Written June 29, 2022
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Gary B
Vancouver, Canada485 contributions
May 2022
I am not complaining but I do wonder what the Plecnik design would have looked like. This bridge is in a priority spot between the colonnade at the market and Petkovsek embankment and in view of both the triple bridge and the Dragon Bridge. It is metal reinforced, with a wood and glass deck and metal and cable railings where lovers and others are allowed to place locks. It's most striking and curious features are the bizarre cast statues by Jakov Brdar which look like melting humanoid figures but apparently represent Greek tragic characters. I was told these were to be a temporary placement, but the residents complained when the city planned to move them and so they remain and have not be graffiti'd. Best way to examine the bridge is to have a coffee and croissant at Loket, a cafe on the Petkovsek side (a bargain at 3 Euros) and ponder the statue of Prometheus above you.
Written June 10, 2022
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,502 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Butcher’s Bridge is interesting and different because it connects Ljubljana’s Covered Market with other side of the river and exhibits some interesting statues by Jakob Bdnar (Prometheus and Satyr). This modern bridge conceived by Joze Plecnik in the 1930s was not built until 2010. It’s located between the iconic Dragon Bridge and Three Bridges.
Written May 4, 2022
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Eyal Asher
Hod Hasharon, Israel3,576 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
One of the most famous bridges in Ljubljana, mainly because of that thing where loving couples hang locks on the bridge, to symbolize the love between them.
The amount of locks hanging on the bridge is impressive and creates a special view.
If you are traveling in the old town of Ljubljana, stop at this bridge for a few minutes of impression and photography.

Written October 8, 2020
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drjamtravels
Ljubljana, Slovenia340 contributions
Aug 2020
This bridge over Ljubljanica river was planned 100 years ago, but it was done a decade ago. It is owrth visiting for 3 reason, glass floor, padlocks of love on rails and statues by Brdar
Written August 20, 2020
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