No. Unfortunately, over the years the locks have caused damage to the bridge’s cables. The extra weight to the cables creates a structural issue, which is a safety hazard for the train tracks below the bridge. Over the years, we’ve removed problematic locks and recycled them. But due to the popularity of the site, a permanent solution was needed that is sustainable for County taxpayers, the community at large, and the bridge.
We want the community to continue to show off their “love locks” and that is why we installed Swoon, a new interacting public art structure near the bridge. We are excited for this new artwork and welcome old and new locks to be added to it!