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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Trestle: Simple solution isn’t feasible

Written August 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Now that we’re talking about Albany’s infamous┬átruck-eating trestle on First Avenue, why not solve the problem by lowering the street or raising the structure holding the track? Because while it sounds like the most straightforward solution, it’s impractical. If it were feasible, it would have been done long ago.


Truck-eating trestle gets council look

Written August 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For the first time that I can remember, the Albany City Council has talked about the truck-munching trestle on First Avenue and whether anything could — or should — be done about it.


Can this truck trap be fixed?

Written July 20th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Do you think Albany will do anything else to keep trucks from hitting the railroad overpass on First Avenue? Me neither, but at least the subject came up — briefly, and without resolution — at Wednesday’s┬ámeeting of the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board.


Taming our anti-truck trestle

Written December 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There may be a way to thwart Albany’s truck-crunching trestle, but it would cost something.


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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