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.
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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]

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