The Paris historic bridge “Pont des Arts, a bridge near the Tuileries garden” can’t accommodate love locks from tourists anymore. Parisians are getting tired of this love lock culture as the weight of these padlocks causes a huge damage to this bridge. Lovers from other countries visit this love city and anchor padlocks on the historic bridges to symbolise their love and commitment to each other.
— NO LOVE LOCKS™ (@NoLoveLocks) December 5, 2016
The city was forced to remove almost a million of these padlocks weighing up to 45 tons and looking forward to putting an end to this romantic practice. Authorities of Paris have come to a consensus and made it known their plan to sell 1o tons worth of love locks to raise €100,000 ($107,658) for refugees. Members of the public and lovers of vintage can buy some of these locks at affordable prices.
Agreed! Come and enjoy the beauty; don't destroy the beauty of the city. https://t.co/P36hAMXJpp
— NO LOVE LOCKS™ (@NoLoveLocks) December 6, 2016
Definitely, I don’t know what people will do with such broken locks. The sale for the love locks has roughly been estimated to work out around €10 a kilo. This sudden decision is expected to go operational next year, and any locks left over will be melted and sold to support refugees.
If you were hoping to go make love vows and anchor your love padlock to the historic love bridge, it’s not too late!