Paris removes 'love locks' from Pont des Arts bridge

Paris is now removing all the infamous love locks from the The Pont des Arts bridge.  City workmen spent a lot of time using bolt cutters to remove the locks. Since late 2008, tourists have taken to attaching padlocks (love locks) with their first names written or engraved on them to the railing or the grate on the side of the bridge, then throwing the key into the Seine river below, as a romantic gesture. This gesture is said to represent a couple's committed love.