Bridge of Arts in Paris gives weight to locks of love
More than 7 400 people have signed a petition to remove the locks. (Photo Archive)

Part of the fence the Pont des Arts (Bridge of Arts) in Paris, capital of France, has sunk, apparently by the weight of hundreds of padlocks hung there for couples in love.
The fact requires the City Council to seek outlets to channel the interest that step over the Seine river.
The collapse of about 2.4 meters from the rail mesh, which is preferred in the city for placing padlocks popular place for lovers, but caused no injuries forced the police to close the passage over the bridge for a few hours.
After placement of a wooden planks by operatives of the City, was again allowed circulation in an area where street vendors have been put padlocks.
Thousands of couples-tourists-largely put padlocks on the bridge to leave a love test material.
It is unclear when or how it started this tradition, but seems to come from Eastern Europe and have intensified with ‘Ho voglia di te’ (I feel like you), the romance novel of the Italian Federico Moccia, whose characters placed a lock on the Ponte Milvian Rome.
In fact, more than 7 400 people have signed a petition to remove the padlocks because they consider unsightly area increased tourism gala capital.
The mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo, and instructed the councilor responsible for culture, Bruno Julliard, to seek alternatives.