Skip to Main Content

Albany, New York: Spinning U-Haul Truck on Pole

A U-Haul rental truck spins atop a six-story building along an elevated interstate.

139 Broadway, Albany, NY
Visible from northbound I-787 at exit 4, east side, just south of the bridge for US Hwy 20/9. Take Broadway south. After going under the US 20 overpass, Broadway turns east toward the river. After going under I-787, Broadway again turns south. U-Haul is on the east side of the street, just after turning south.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Spinning U-Haul Truck on Pole

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Spinning U-Haul Truck

If you watch the movie SALT, during the chase scene on the bridge you can see the spinning U-Haul truck in the background.

[joeb, 09/01/2012]

Major Albany highways and overpasses were used in Spring 2009 for SALT's big escape scene early in the movie. Angelina Jolie doesn't leap onto the spinning U-Haul -- perhaps because a truck spinning on a pole would seem too fake?

Spinning U-Hual truck.

Spinning U-Haul Truck on Pole

I was on my way back from a car show and was driving along I-787, and spotted what looks to be a full size U-Haul box truck spinning on a stick on top of a U-Haul facility in Albany, NY.

[Tyler Salls, 10/08/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

USS Slater: Destroyer EscortUSS Slater: Destroyer Escort, Albany, NY - < 1 mi.
Museum Papa BurgerMuseum Papa Burger, Albany, NY - < 1 mi.
Nipper the RCA DogNipper the RCA Dog, Albany, NY - 2 mi.
In the region:
Lake George Mystery Spot, Lake George, NY - 54 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

New York Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights