There are practical reasons why a footbridge across the Calapooia River between Monteith and Bryant parks has not been rebuilt, but the idea of summertime link between these popular parks is still a good idea.
It’s not exactly Zuma Beach, let alone the French Riviera, but as an occasional swimming hole this spot on the Calapooia River upstream of the Queen Avenue bridge has its uses during the mid-valley summer. At least for a few people, as in this shot from June 30.
While the world goes to hell — in Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, Nigeria and who knows where else — let us busy ourselves with something quite local, mundane and above all peaceful: What’s the meaning of all that logging and earth-moving on the banks of the Calapooia at Queen Avenue?
(Please find the update below). This is getting a little old. I keep thinking that the “Road Closed” signs on both ends of Bryant Drive and Bryant Way outside of Albany may be outdated. But no, they’re not.
If you have nothing else to do around Albany, you can watch the water rise, ever so slowly, at the lowest point of Bryant Way just outside the city limits. I was on a bike ride Thursday afternoon when I noticed that the water in this flood channel of the Calapooia River seemed to be about […]