Fearing such an overload of love here, officials decided to apply the bolt cutters to the few dozen locks that have sprung up – if not open – on the bridge between Georgetown and Rosslyn and a few other public walkways in the city.
D.C. Department of Transportation spokesman Reggie Sanders they hoped to curtail the trend before it reaches Brooklyn Bridge proportions, where workers have removed more than 9,000 locks in recent months.
Locks are being removed because we don’t want to establish a precedence where our structures could become polluted with these types of campaigns.
“We don’t want to establish a [precedent] where our structures could become polluted with these types of campaigns,” Sanders said in an email Thursday. “Also it could jeopardize the functionality of the railings.”