HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

That sad little bridge, still in need of repair

Written June 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The country seems to be intent on self-destruction, so maybe this little bridge in Albany is a fitting symbol of our habit of letting things go till they get out of hand.


How Albany got the Swan Lakes

Written May 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On a generally aimless ride around town the other afternoon, I came across this low dam and wondered when it was built and by whom.


Cracks and scour: This bridge will get fixed

Written April 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The Salem Avenue bridge over Cox Creek in Albany, seen here on April 21, looks pretty solid. But inspections have found structural problems that may cost — in round figures — an estimated $700,000 to fix.


Behold our mighty … Cox Creek

Written February 16th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s not often anyone is tempted to write a headline like the one above. But it came to mind after a day of unusually heavy rain in the Albany area, where heavy rain in February is not exactly big news.


Why city’s creeks are still flowing

Written August 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If we needed another reason to value and maintain the Albany-Santiam Canal, we’re seeing it now. We’re seeing it in the creeks that keep flowing through town and are keeping water in the ponds of city parks despite this summer’s drought and unusual heat.


Something’s new along Cox Creek

Written December 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A new feature has appeared on the Cox Creek Path, one of Albany’s bike and walking trails, and an interesting item it is.


On Cox Creek, heavy-duty mowing

Written June 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The ear-splitting whine of chainsaws made me take notice Friday afternoon on the Waverly Drive bridge across Cox Creek. Turns out a crew working for R. Franco Restoration of Aumsville was just winding up a day’s worth of work on the creek banks all the way from near Salem Avenue.


 
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