Report and vocabulary
Paris: the city of love.
Attaching a padlock carrying your sweetheart's name to the railings of this bridge has become a sign of everlasting love.
It's become so popular that the entire length of the Pont Des Arts is now covered - causing the railings to give way in places.
And officials say falling locks threaten the safety of barges and boats. But in the words of Shakespeare, "The course of true love never did run smooth."
metal block with a ring which is locked and unlocked with a key
metal or wooden barrier people hold onto to prevent a fall
- to give way
to collapse under pressure
flat-bottomed boats used to transport heavy loads up and down a river or canal