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Couples Leaving ‘Love Locks’ On The Brooklyn Bridge

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A love lock placed on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

A love lock placed on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Some couples are adding their own pieces of hardware to the Brooklyn Bridge.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller On The Story

A collection of love locks like the ones found in Paris, Budapest, and Seoul are starting to pile up on the New York City landmark.

Most of them are travel size and the quality varies from engraved inscriptions and rhinestone decorations to combination locks with names written in permanent marker.

The McLarens from New Brunswick, Canada says they stopped in their tracks crossing the Brooklyn Bridge when they noticed the locks.

“People were taking photos and we just sort of joined the pack, so to speak. If there’s any semblance to it, it’s kind of lost to us,” said Will McLaren.

Larsen Lasbeuved says there are hundreds of similar locks on a bridge back home in Cologne, Germany. He threw the key away in the river when he met the right girl.

“Get a great girl. So, you put your name on, your name and the girl’s name, and so it’s standing for love,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Monica Miller.

Lasbeuved says he hopes it brings the owners of the locks here in New York as much luck in love as he’s enjoyed with his girlfriend.

Nobody seems to know when the first lock appeared on the East River span, but they are accumulating and catching the attention of visitors.

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