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Lovelocks are back!

10 Aug 2017

Lovelocks are back! Image

Could this be a new lovelock bridge in Southbank?

The 20,000 padlocks previously fixed along Evan Walker Bridge, engraved or scribbled with messages as tributes to love, were removed by the City of Melbourne in 2015 when the weights became too heavy for the bridge.

The removal of the locks received an outcry from visitors and the local Southbank community, with one particular Southbanker, Kevin Neville, creating an online campaign that called for the council to “save them, return them”.

Hundreds of new lovelocks have since appeared on the south side of the Kings Way footbridge between Crown Casino and Sea Life.

Last year the City of Melbourne revealed that the lovelocks cut down in 2015 were melted or remade into artworks, which were displayed at a public exhibition.

What will be the fate of these new embodiments of people’s locking love at the Kings Way footbridge? Send your thoughts to news@southbanklocalnews.com.au

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