Come and claim your Love Locks!
That’s the call from the RMS which says despite a big clean out five years ago- the locks have returned- but they can’t stay!
Heathcote MP Lee Evans says more than 100 Love Locks have made their way onto the retaining structure under the footpath and they have to go.
“Placing love locks on the bridge or any retaining structures can lead to damage,” he says. “the padlocks rust which corrodes the iconic bridge.
“In 2014, around 150 love locks were removed. Those that have accumulated will be removed in the next few weeks. Those not retrieved can be collected from an RMS depot.”
Mr Evans says the RMS will concrete over the mesh near the footpath next month, and warns any future love locks will be removed.
“Signs are in place to advise people that any items attached will be removed without notice. While the sentiments of people placing theselocks is appreciated, there is no place for the lock on or near the Sea Cliff Bridge, as this iconic structure must be protected.”