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You Aren’t Hearing Things, The Golden Gate Bridge Really Does ‘Sing’ After Redesign

If you’re driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and you hear a strange sound, you aren’t hearing things.

The bridge is “singing” to you.

The sound, which is said to sound like 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.

While the ‘singing’ could be annoying to some, changes in the wind allow it to flow more smoothly and safely over the structure.

The rail replacement is about 75 percent complete so the noise could, theoretically, still get a bit louder under the right wind conditions. The district has no plans to change course on the project so the song you heard the bridge sing, is something you will hear again.

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