I’ve never really been a fan of the love lock phenomenon which has bestowed so many padlocks onto bridges and other structures across the world. Although I’m not very romantic, so that is probably why, but chucking a key into a river and leaving a padlock on a bridge doesn’t seem to be the height of romantic sophistication to me. But, each to their own.
There were a few love locks on the bridges in Pittsburgh. However, I’ve never seen before a cycling helmet attached to a bike lock which is then placed on the bridge, in this case Hot Metal Bridge (a wonderful name for any structure). I thought for a while someone was storing it there, although that seemed unlikely, but there are numerous other rather more traditional locks in the area.
If nothing else, it’s different.