Recently, San Francisco installed new sidewalk railings on the Golden Gate Bridge to better cope with the wind barriers encountered by the bridge,media reported. But it is estimated that the people who need to pass through it every day do not expect that these railings will actually play “music”. In fact, these sounds can be heard not only on the bridge but also from miles away.
“Can anyone explain why this weird sound lasted an hour in San Francisco?” A person from Presidio wrote on Twitter.
San Francisco 311, the city’s official information and customer service center, issued an explanation when residents living near the bridge heard the unusual sound on Twitter. The agency tweeted on Friday: “The Golden Gate Bridge Sargent reported that the low buzz on the bridge was caused by strong winds blowing through newly installed railings along the bike path. “
“The Golden Gate Bridge is starting to sing,” Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz of the Golden Gate Bridge Expressway and Transportation District said in a statement Saturday. “The new sound from the bridge is a known and inevitable phenomenon, and this is the result of our wind transformation in strong winds. “
Basically, when the wind blows through the newly installed sidewalk slats, the bridge becomes a giant reed instrument.
Cosulich-Schwartz added: “As part of the design process, extensive research has been done on the impact of the project in the area, including wind tunnel testing of the scale model of the Golden Gate Bridge under strong winds. According to it, this wind transformation is necessary, because only in this way can we ensure the safety and structural integrity of the bridge.
According to a SFGate news report, officials said there were no plans to address the buzzing problem.
When the wind blows, some people like to listen to the concert, but not everyone thinks the same about it.
“It’s going to seriously cause people to lose their minds. It could be me. One Twitter user wrote: “It’s a bit beautiful… As long as you just visit, not live in a place where you can hear it. That’s going to drive me crazy! “
Here are some of the tweets captured on the sound of the Golden Gate Bridge: