Locks of Love

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Did you hear about this?

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The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris is famous for its padlocks, which thousands of couples have latched onto the bridge and thrown the keys into the Seine as a symbol of everlasting love.

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Before you say “Awww” for too long, listen to this: the bridge is collapsing from the locks. Last week a chunk of the bridge fell off from the estimated 93 metric tons of metal.

Couples are encouraged to tie ribbons instead.

You can read the nitty gritty about the bridge here and here.