There may still be three coins in a fountain, but hundreds of locks attached to a bridge in the Eternal City are being removed.
City fathers in Rome decided to cut off the padlocks to save the 17-hundred year-old Ponte Milvio bridge across the Tiber river. The bridge is known for the many locks attached to it put there by lovers to symbolize their lasting love.
But on Tuesday, workers began using bolt cutters to remove all the locks to safeguard the ancient bridge.
One couple said cutting off their lock is like cutting away part of their relationship.