Locks on bridges reach Georgetown C&O Canal

I was standing on the red pedestrian bridge across the C&O Canal in Georgetown when I spotted a lock under the rail. It contained a heart with”Corbett & Camilla 12/2/13″ attached.

Awe.

Locks on bridges have become popular worldwide. I first saw them in San Francisco in 2014 and last year on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City where a sign saying not to attach locks was surrounded by them. Ironically, I saw a city worker with bolt cutters taking them off. Spoil sport.

The locks symbolize eternal love between a couple. After attaching the lock to the bridge, the couple is supposed to throw the key into the water so the lock (and their love) remains forever.

Awe.

After noticing one lock, I suddenly saw five others along the bridge. Maybe they’ve been there for awhile unnoticed. Either way, I hope Corbett and Camila are doing well.

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