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Curved Steel in Bridge Construction
Curved Steel in Bridge Construction


“In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.” -Nigerian Proverb
We are choosing build bridges, figuratively and literally.
Today’s Infrastructure Highlight: Curved Steel for Bridges

 

Wagon Creek Bridge
Wagon Creek Bridge Lake Siskiyou, CA.

 

Dry Creek Bridge
Dry Creek Bridge

 

Highway 36 Bridge
Highway...
Building a "Strong America" with Steel
Building a "Strong America" with Steel

The use of cold formed steel as a construction material dates back into the 1800’s and has been the primary building block for America’s infrastructure. The one word I think of when I hear the word “steel” is “strong” and when we are building with steel, we are building a “Strong America.” This we...

Curved Steel Pipe Helps to Create a Custom Canopy at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
Curved Steel Pipe Helps to Create a Custom Canopy at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church

Albina recently bent 8 Pieces of 6" Sch80 pipe bent to 90°+ on a 5 foot radius to help create a beautiful canopy for the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church in Alamo, CA. The curved steel pipe pieces provided the structural supports for the overhead canopy. The San Ramon Valley United Methodi...

Final Install Pictures of Curved Steel Circular Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas
Final Install Pictures of Curved Steel Circular Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas

Thanks to Viva Railings LLC (Photo credit & Glass/Railing Fabricator) we have received some final installation pictures of the circular staircase at the "Trinity Complex", home to American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. We spiral bent Tube Steel 16″ X 16″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B bent d...

Curved Steel Bar at Ninkasi Brewing Co. in Eugene, Oregon
Curved Steel Bar at Ninkasi Brewing Co. in Eugene, Oregon

Thank you to Avant Arc Quality Fabrication & Design, and Ninkasi Brewing Co., for giving Albina the opportunity to bend some cool parts for the Ninkasi Bar in Eugene, Oregon. Albina bent:
2" OD X .120" WALL HREW- 10 lengths x 20 ft to net 50 bent pieces- various degree bends all on a 12” radius.
2" ...