HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why the ‘road closed’ sign is there

Written March 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

You can get to the Talking Water Gardens this week, but you’ll have to park a little farther away.


Old Cox Creek RR bridge comes out

Written August 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

At the Union Pacific’s crossing of Cox Creek in Albany, the process of lifting off the old bridge and putting the new one in its place was about halfway through when I stopped there on Sunday afternoon.


UP’s bridge job on Cox Creek: $2.2 million

Written June 17th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

In case you haven’t had enough yet of this Cox Creek railroad project, here’s more. Today I heard from Aaron Hunt, senior director of public affairs for the Union Pacific in Portland.


Grant sought to replace this bridge

Written November 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

If the state transportation department approves the application for a grant, something will finally be done about the Waverly Drive bridge across Cox Creek.


One small symbol of decay

Written March 20th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For 11 years now, this bridge on Albany’s Cox Creek has been restricted to one lane, with concrete barriers and piles of gravel closing half of it. It looks like a permanent symbol of our crumbling infrastructure, which in itself may be a sign that our civilization is slowly falling apart.


 
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