Over the weekend, San Francisco was treated to an unexpected serenade as high winds gusted through the Golden Gate Bridge. The eerie humming sounds were said to be heard for miles and is caused by wind hitting new sidewalk railing slats installed along the bike path. There are no plans to fix the issue.
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
Take a listen, as you might even hear a familiar tune:
“Engineers designed new sides for the sidewalk to help with wind resistance but didn’t take into account the EXTREME sound it creates when wind passes through it. The bridge sings crazy songs now it’s so trippy. It hurts the ears and unbearable it’s that loud.” pic.twitter.com/GWdVia1GNS
— Mark Krueger (@markkrueg) June 6, 2020
Golden Gate Bridge vs. U2 pic.twitter.com/126J27ur4Q
— Gabe Meline (@gmeline) June 6, 2020