Paris: “Pont des Arts” has lost its locks of love…
Romantic people will be sad to know the news: Pont des Arts of Paris, the historical bridge, said goodbye to the thousands of locks that it hosted. Here, thousands of lovers promised each other everlasting love, hanging their locks at the bridge.
The administration, lead by the major Anne Hidalgo, said “yes” to the locks removal, explaining that it is just a remedy against the “visual and unaesthetic pollution”.
According to other sources, there would have been also safety reason behind the decision to remove the locks of love from the Pont des Arts: a year ago, in fact, there was an evacuation from a part of the bridge, due to the collapse of two metal grids of the parapet, because of the weight of the locks. Remediation will be followed by the installation of glass panels, on which it will be virtually impossible to stick anything .