LISTEN!: The Golden Gate Bridge Now “Sings” After Renovation
Motorists crossing the Golden Gate Bridge will now hear a strange sound – the bridge ‘singing’ or ‘whistling’ as they cross.
The sound, which has been compared to a “giant, wheezing kazoo”, is the result of a redesign to the bridge’s bike path railings, which produce the sound when winds are high. You can’t miss it!
The Golden Gate Bridge now makes music. You can hear this whistle all over the city pic.twitter.com/W1V9Dw4sXb
— Raemond (@RaemondBW) June 6, 2020
Naturally, there has been some push-back from the locals, but it doesn’t sound like there is much interest from community leaders to fix the issue.
It is maddening, and incredibly loud. It’s beautiful, but I can hear it through my walls more then three miles away.
— Ray Ryan (@rjrjr) June 6, 2020
Sorry this is happening. The Golden Gate Bridge Sargent reports the low humming noise is related to high winds blowing through the newly installed railing slats along the bike path on the bridge. ^JB
— SF311 (@SF311) June 6, 2020
While the ‘singing’ might be annoying to some, including me, the changes allow wind to flow more smoothly and safely over the bridge structure.