Paris says adieu to love locks

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Paris, city of amour? Well, not exactly. Authorities in Paris have finally decided to remove the love locks from Pont des Arts, starting from June 1.

Back in 2010, the mayor said the locks would eventually be removed – there were concerns that they were damaging the bridge, and part of it collapsed last year under the weight of the locks.

The metal grills on the bridge are set to be replaced by paintings initially, and then by glass panels.

It’s become a tradition among tourists in recent years to attach a lock to the bridge and throw the key in the river Seine below.

Looks like another tradition will now have to be found.

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