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Locks cut down from Brooklyn Bridge

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Bringing a taste of Europe to the Brooklyn Bridge isn't sitting well with the New York City Department of Transportation.

Thousands of padlocks have been placed on the bridge, often by couples in love as a sign of their commitment to each other.

While the gesture is common at the Pont de l’Archevêché near the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the locks are coming down on the span that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Approximately 5,600 padlocks have been removed from the bridge so far by the DOT.

The agency cites concerns over the weight of the locks and the damage they have caused to portions of the span.

There's also concerns the locks could fall onto vehicles traveling below the pedestrian walkway.
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