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A riverfront update: Look at that log pile

Written January 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

As you would expect, the pile of trash, logs and smaller bits of driftwood under the Albany railroad bridge on the Willamette River is getting bigger this winter.


Bridge completed 100 years ago: No big deal

Written August 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Nobody is making a big deal of the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Albany railroad bridge across the Willamette River. That’s fitting, because when it was accomplished in 1921, the job made no splash in the papers of the time.


Rail bridge reaches its century mark

Written January 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Watching a freight train crossing the river on the “Toledo District Willamette Bridge” on Tuesday made me realize something: This is a big anniversary year for that steel structure spanning the river at Albany. It was built 100 years ago, in 1921.


 
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