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New date for Ellsworth bridge work: April 1

Written March 25th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The long-anticipated night work to raise cross beams on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany did not start Sunday night as ODOT had announced. Today, on Monday, ODOT explained why.


Ellsworth Bridge work delayed till April 1

Written March 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The long-anticipated night work to raise cross beams on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany did not start Sunday night as ODOT had announced. Today, Monday, ODOT explained why.


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.


Taking a last look at those old beams

Written March 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

For nearly 47 years, I’ve crossed the Willamette River on the Ellsworth Street bridge in Albany almost every day, usually driving a vehicle, and on rare occasions riding a bike.


New speed limits: Expect little change

Written March 2nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If they haven’t already, Albany city crew members will shortly change speed limit signs on the Waverly Drive and Columbus Street corridor from Santiam Highway south to the city limit.


Surprise at the city EV charger: It works

Written February 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

An announcement from the Oregon Department of Transportation prompted me to take yet another look at the electric-vehicle charging station the City of Albany had installed downtown.


While we wait, a refresher on spelling

Written February 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Next time you’re in traffic waiting to get across the Ellsworth Street Bridge, shoot a quick glance at the green and white road sign on your right.


 
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