HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Decades of crashes without a permanent fix

Written May 7th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

More or less on a regular basis, tall vehicles have hit the trestle on First Avenue in Albany since at least the 1960s. Despite efforts to prevent them, the crashes continue.


Albany mural: Who painted it and when

Written December 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Dec. 8 I left you hanging about the striking mural I had discovered on an out-of-the-way Albany wall. I didn’t know anything about it then. Now I’ve learned at least a little.


If it moves, get out of the way

Written November 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If this train had been moving, it would have been pretty stupid to be standing here taking its photo. But, having crossed the Willamette River on the Albany rail bridge, the train was parked on the track just short of Second Avenue. What an opportunity to take closer look!


Trestle traps another truck; blame GPS

Written November 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s truck-eating overpass did it again this afternoon, illustrating yet another shortcoming of relying for driving directions on GPS.


 
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