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Love Locks Show Up On Pedestrian Bridge

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Posted at 7:08 PM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:15:34-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - To get to the music, madness and fun of the CMA Music Fest, many are opting to walk the 3, 150 feet of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and along the way make some new friends or take a moment to enjoy time with your loved one.

Now people are locking in their love, literally.

"I think it’s great that people are doing it," said one passerby.

Locks are showing up on the fence line of the pedestrian bridge much like the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris where officials recently took down more than 700,000 locks fearing the weight would soon damage the bridge's structure.

That's far from happening in Nashville and visitors find the gesture endearing.

"It’s something that we're going to do later on this evening," visitor Daniel Stephen said.

Stephens and his fiancé, Dawn Evens, have been engaged for two years, their love is locked in but who can turn down a little luck to go with it.

"Maybe to symbolize their love for each other -- they put it on there and they'll never get the key back when they throw it over the bridge," said Stephen.

While it may be a cute gesture, city officials warn that it could become an eyesore.