Paris Bridge Collapses From Weight of 'Love Locks'

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Providing more fodder for the people leading the backlash against the "love locks" — padlocks engraved with a couple's initials, sort of
the Parisian version of carving your names into a tree — attached to Paris's Pont des Arts, the bridge has actually semi-collapsed due to the weight of the locks, which number over 700,000. Luckily, no one was injured, and the bridge is expected to reopen shortly. However, it looks like this won't keep people from continuing to engage in the somewhat clichéd practice. Vive l'amour?