A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

When will bridge work actually start?

Written March 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Night work on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany starts either this Sunday or a week later, on April 1. There seems to be some uncertainty about the starting date.

Looking at bridge replacement … in Corvallis

Written December 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Watching the dismantling of the Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis may give some people the idea or hope that Albany’s Ellsworth Bridge may some day be replaced as well. But that’s not likely unless a huge earthquake levels Albany’s downtown first.

Going downtown when the going is slow

Written October 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany drivers have come to expect encountering rush hour traffic jams before they get to the Ellsworth Street Bridge, the Highway 20 bottleneck at the entrance to downtown. But on Saturday? In the middle of the day?

OLd boardwalk to remain unchanged

Written April 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The boardwalk overlooking the Willamette River under the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany will remain unchanged by the city’s riverfront improvement plan, I learned today.

Bridge congestion: Study will seek solution

Written April 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Getting stuck in traffic on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany used to be confined mostly to the afternoon commute. On Tuesday it happened to dozens of motorists (including me) at noon.

For trucks and others, a risky spot

Written May 6th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

You’re looking (as though you can’t tell) at the curve of Highway 20 leading up to Albany’s Ellsworth Street Bridge, where Spring Hill Drive comes in from the left. The intersection has been of concern because while its steep bank is helpful to drivers on the highway, it’s a tipping hazard for trucks making a left from Spring Hill. […]

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