More than 800 French bridges 'risk collapse' if not repaired

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A report commissioned by the French transport ministry in July, before this month's collapse of a motorway bridge above the Italian port of Genoa which left at least 43 people dead, found that around 840 bridges in France were at risk of collapse unless repair work was soon carried out, French media have revealed. 

Paris begins dismantling 'love locks' from bridges

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The thousands of padlocks which amorous couples seal on the city's river bridges are being removed en masse to prevent structural damage.