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June 10, 2020

The Golden Gate Bridge Learns to Sing

This past weekend, many Bay Area residents were serenaded by the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time, a new phenomenon that confused many people. The sounds emanated throughout the city, from Lands End to the Marin Headlands and Crissy Field.

Several individuals shared videos and, soon enough, the Golden Gate Bridge was trending on Twitter.

After 83 years, how could the Golden Gate Bridge suddenly learn how to sing? There's a simple explanation. New sidewalk railing slats installed to help with wind resistance are the culprit. When winds at high enough speeds pass through the open gaps between the slats, it can create a loud humming noise akin to a musical instrument.

The engineers have no immediate plans to fix the issue. Enjoy the melody the next time you visit.

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