HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Fix this bridge? Yes, state plans to do so

Written March 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

With plenty of time on your hands, you can scroll through hundreds of pages of government documents such as, for instance, the latest draft of ODOT’s “STIP” for 2024-2027. And if you do, you might find a surprise.


That sad little bridge, still in need of repair

Written June 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The country seems to be intent on self-destruction, so maybe this little bridge in Albany is a fitting symbol of our habit of letting things go till they get out of hand.


How about fixing this bridge?

Written October 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany and Millersburg like to show off their Talking Water Gardens. But to get there, visitors first have to pass over this sad-looking bridge. While the water gardens have won awards as an ingenious system for treating and cooling wastewater, the gateway to it seems to reflect a regrettable degree of infrastructure neglect.


 
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