Parisian authorities on Monday started removing an estimated 1 million locks weighing 45 tons from the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris.
Paris officials are removing an estimated 1 million locks weighing 45 tons of locks from the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, better known as the “Love Lock” bridge.
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Paris city officials want lovers to snap a selfie rather than leave a padlock on one of the city’s famous bridges.
A section of fencing on Paris’ famous Pont des Arts collapsed Sunday evening under the weight of thousands of locks. Lovers, according to tradition, attach locks to the fencing then throw the key into the River Seine below, a sign their true love will never fade.
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