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Love Locks: Who needs Paris? We've got Atwater.




A couple is seen on Paris' Pont des Arts in 2013, before the city removed them this week because they were weighing down the bridge.
A couple is seen on Paris' Pont des Arts in 2013, before the city removed them this week because they were weighing down the bridge.
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You've probably heard by now that the city of Paris has removed the padlocks that you and 699,999 other people - as a symbol of your undying love - attached to the railing of the Pont Des Arts bridge across the Seine.

The reason for their removal? The locks weighed a reported 45 tons, and while your heart can bear any weight for love, the bridge couldn't.

But who needs Paris? We have our own Pont Des Arts ... the footbridge that crosses the L.A. River South of Los Feliz Blvd.

Last October, Off-Ramp celebrated the 70th birthday of Friends of the Los Angeles River founder Lewis MacAdams with a tour of his favorite spots on the river, and that bridge - the only footbridge across the river - is one of them. 

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