Residents start removing padlocks from Sea Cliff Bridge

6 September 2012

Residents and visitors have started taking their padlocks off Sea Cliff Bridge ahead of Roads and Maritime Services’ (RMS) planned removal next week.

“We wanted to give people the opportunity to remove their locks so we are pleased this process has started,” RMS Southern Regional manager, Bradley Turner said.

“We will start removing any padlocks still attached after 10 September.

“They will be available for collection from the RMS Works Centre at 21 York Place Russell Vale until 31 October.

“While we understand the emotional attachment people have to these padlocks, Sea Cliff Bridge is not an appropriate place to leave them.

“The metal corrodes and rusts, causing damage to the bridge,” Mr Turner said.

RMS discourages placing locks on the bridge and will continue to remove them in the future.

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