Check out this great article about the love locks on the Old Red Bridge in Kansas
Just before Valentine’s Day, the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department began Red Bridge Love Locks, encouraging couples to “lock their love” on the old Red Bridge in Minor Park by snapping padlocks onto the wrought-iron railings. The purpose: to draw attention to the 80-year-old steel bridge in south Kansas City, and to the pioneer history that surrounds it.
Recently the city replaced the iconic bridge near Red Bridge and Holmes roadswith a new one, better suited to handle traffic over the Blue River. But instead of tearing down the original bridge, built in 1933 in what is now the Santa Fe Trail historic area, officials left it standing. Today it is more a piece of art, a pedestrian walkway.