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a pedestrian bridge that has become a shrine for lovers who seek to immortalize their ardor by leaving an initial padlock attached to its metallic grid railings is getting an unceremoniously extraction paris workers pulled off hundreds of thousands of padlocks attached by tourists and provisions to the pundits are bridge afraid the sheer weight of the romantic tokens was putting the nineteenth century structure at risk , a part of the bridge way down with padlocks collapsed onto the walkway last summer , the city government said the padlock spoil the aesthetics of the bridge and underwent a potential risk for additional railing collapses into the sun river below but twisted not feel the same way while workers were removing entire metallic panels heavy with padlocks from the bridge is is very sad we came hoping to be able to put in the middle but now we found out it's going to be illegal , we're going to put it right there , the existing railings will initially be replaced with panels covered and street art and later this year by plexiglass , this will prevent new locks from being put on the bridge , in the meantime tourists can visit the ten other bridges in paris that have kept a love lock tradition