Bob Pdml pdmlbw at
Tue Nov 12 16:16:56 EST 2019

> On 12 Nov 2019, at 20:56, Ralf R Radermacher <fotoralf at> wrote:
>> Am 12.11.19 um 19:30 schrieb Daniel J. Matyola:
>> Those locks seem to plague Paris more than other places I have visited, for
>> some reason.
> Other cities get more than their fair share, as well. This is our main
> railway bridge across the Rhine. The city authorities estimate there are
> about 50 tons of them at any time. They regularly remove them but
> they're back almost overnight.

On the Pont des Arts they have replaced the lovely metalwork with glass/perspex panels after part of the bridge fell (or was it pushed?) into the river under the weight. On one of the other bridges they use metal rods, which the authorities regularly remove and then slide all the locks into a big bucket. 

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