A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Squatters’ hideouts cleared of underbrush

Written August 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

After a few days out of town, I found the landscape around Cox Creek and the Waverly Memorial Cemetery had a new look. Gone was the thicket of brambles and branches that camouflaged the vagrant encampments there in the past.

Good job: Cox Creek trash dump cleaned up

Written August 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Before any more time time goes by, I would like to acknowledge the good job of cleaning up the bank of Cox Creek between the railroad tracks and Salem Avenue in Albany.

On Cox Creek, bridge replacement coming up

Written August 12th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The contractor replacing the Union Pacific’s railroad bridge across Cox Creek is getting ready for the main event — tearing out the old wooden structure and installing the track on a new concrete deck.

Sorry, but the Cox Creek bridge again

Written July 21st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I blew it in the video on the Cox Creek railroad bridge replacement that was featured in the story that ran here on July 18, before I killed it. As you can see, the timber trestle across the creek and path is still very much in place, contrary to what I said on that video […]

The mess on Cox Creek got worse

Written June 28th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The bike and I took the Cox Creek Path in Albany on Tuesday to see if the Union Pacific had made any progress replacing its trestle across the creek and the path. The video below, with bonus footage of a passing train, shows what I found.

Not a trestle, but a temporary platform

Written June 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

No, lack of headroom won’t be a problem as the Union Pacific builds a massive structure over the Cox Creek Path in Albany.

New trestle: Wondering about headroom

Written June 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The way the construction crew has been making progress, the new railroad trestle on Cox Creek in Albany should be spanning the bike and walking path there any day now.

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