According to Laila Gibbons, Director, Roads and Parking Services, “The City has been taking a managed approach to the locks and periodically removes chains and padlocks in areas where degradation poses a risk.”
City staff had recently removed most of the locks because there were too many jammed together making the selection and removal of older locks impossible.
According to Ms Gibbons “residents can continue to place new ‘love locks’ on the bridge. Staff will conduct regular inspections of the structure and remove damaged chains and padlocks as deemed necessary.”
According to a CBC news report the City will not allow locks on the new Flora Footbridge. Its railings are designed to discourage such practice. — Jan Meldrum