Albina bent 10 lengths of 60-65 foot spans of wide flange W36 X 135# A709-50W the easy way to a radius range of 95 ft – 229 ft, depending on the length and section of the bridge. The Red Electric Bridge, located in Southwest Portland, provides pedestrians and cyclists with a direct, car-free link to the main streets of the area through a forested gulch.
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Science in Lubbock, Texas is a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art campus featuring two theaters, event space, a full-service bistro and a ballet academy under one roof. Albina bent various materials for the signature spiral staircase in the Christine DeVitt Lobby. See the video below to get a sneak peek inside!
Albina bent 40,000# of steel for the steel tree-like columns and curved “steel” branches that create the biophilic-inspired archway entrance for the Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Albina bent 60 pieces of W8 X 31# A992 the hard way to a full scale layout. We also bent Tube Steel 8" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B the hard way and MC8 X 20# A36 the hard way. The Freyer - Newman Center is a LEED GOLD building, designed by Denver’s Davis Partnership Architects. The Center houses six classrooms; four galleries; new herbaria for vascular plants, mushrooms and slime molds; laboratories; a new library and a coffee shop.
Civic Square, in Goodyear, Arizona, will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for festivals, concerts, parades and other community events. Albina bent various materials for the canopies at the center of Civic Square. Albina bent the following materials for the project:
TS 16" X 8" X .375" WALL A500 GR B 16 pcs all bent the easy way to a 36 ft – 44 ft radii.
TS 14" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B 12 pcs all bent the easy way to a 40 ft – 43 ft radii.
TS 10" X 4" X .250" WALL A500 GR B 5 pcs all bent the easy way to a 27 ft – 30 ft radii.
TS 6" X 3" X .375" WALL A500 GR B 4 pcs all bent the easy way to a 36 ft – 44 ft radii.
1½" SCH40 A500 GR B 21 pcs all bent to a 28 ft – 44 ft radii.
Curved steel treehouse structures provide a tranquil and relaxing break area for the employees of NVIDIA, a computer hardware manufacturer, at the corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Albina Co., Inc. was the steel bender-roller on this project. We bent 55,000# of bent material including:
TS 12" X 4" X .500" WALL A500 GR B
6 pcs bent the easy way to a 28 ft radius (30 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent and trimmed by Albina.
TS 5" X 5" X .375" WALL A500 GR B
12 pcs bent to a 31 ft radius (16 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent, trimmed and drilled by Albina.
TS 8" X 2" X .250" WALL A500 GR B
89 pcs bent the hard way to an approx. 32 ft radius (approx. 18 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent, trimmed and drilled by Albina.
3" X 3" X ¼" ANGLE A36
12 pcs bent leg in to a 31 ft radius (15 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent and trimmed by Albina.
TS 3" X 3" X .250" WALL A500 GR B
4 pcs bent to a 5 ft radius (7 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent and trimmed by Albina.
TS 5" X 3" X .250" WALL A500 GR B
4 pcs bent the easy way to a 5 ft radius (7 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent and trimmed by Albina.
5" X 5" X ½" ANGLE A36
6 pcs bent leg out to a 2 ft radius (1 ft of bent material per pc). Material bent and trimmed by Albina.
Albina recently bent various parts for an interconnecting spiral staircase, modeled after the helical structure of DNA, at a new 1.6 million sq ft biotech campus in the Bay area. Materials: 1" OD X .120" WALL T304 S/S #4 FINISH, 1½" OD X .120" WALL 304 S/S #4 FINISH and 1½" OD X .180" WALL 304 S/S #4 FINISH All railings and returns bent by Albina (flat rolling and spiral rolling).
Materials: PL 1" THICK X 14" WIDE A572-65, PL 1" THICK X 6.375" WIDE A572-65 Materials: 2½" X 2½" X 3/8" ANGLE A36, 2" X 2" X ¼" ANGLE A36 All misc. stair parts bent by Albina to various configurations.
Materials: PL 1" THICK X 14" WIDE A572-65 All Ribbon Helixes bent by Albina to a 3’-0” plan view radius (spiral rolled the easy-way).
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Science in Lubbock, Texas is a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art campus featuring two theaters, event space, a full-service bistro and a ballet academy under one roof. Albina bent various materials for the signature spiral staircase in the Christine DeVitt Lobby. See LINK IN OUR BIO to get a sneak peek inside!
TS 16" X 8" X .625" WALL A500 GR C 16 pcs: Spiral bend the easy way Bent down to a 7 ft plan view radius.
TS 10" X 6" X .625" WALL A500 GR C 10 pcs: Spiral bend the hard way Bend down to a 14' 11" plan view radius.
Photo Credit: Univeristy of Oregon Track and Field.
Two major construction projects are just wrapping up at the University of Oregon and curved steel is at the forefront of both projects!
The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Sky Bridge.
Albina Co., Inc. bent 22″ OD x 1″ Wall Carbon Steel Pipe to a 105 foot center-line radius for a signature sky bridge that spans Franklin Boulevard and serves as a connector between campus and other U of O research facilities. The $225 million, 160,000-square-foot first phase opened in the Spring of 2020. Click on the link in my BIO to take a virtual tour of the building. Photo Credit: Campus Planning & Facilities Management U of O.
“The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest” We were thrilled to be an integral part of reconstructing Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Hayward Field is the world-class home to @OregonTF.
Albina created the curved steel diaphragm used to support the roof structure and provided various bent materials to help construct the landmark tower at the northeast corner of the facility. Designers wanted to create a structure that was open and airy, allowing spectators to enjoy great views and natural daylight, in an intimate environment.
For the roof, we rolled 600 lengths, varying from 28’-0” to 75’-6” long, of 14" OD X .375" / .500 WALL A500-18 GRADE B&C. That is 1,500,000# lot weight (750 tons) of rolled steel, 32 inbound trucks and 90 outbound trucks. The 14” OD material was laid over the top of the plate that we bent for this project. We bent 300 lengths, varying from 3’-0” to 37’-0” long, of PLATE 1½" THICK X 16¾" WIDE A572 GR. 50 and PLATE 1½" THICK X 10" WIDE A572 GR. 50.
In addition to the iconic roof, the tower at Hayward (187 feet tall) creates a community landmark honoring the first 100 years of track and field at Oregon. We rolled 400 lengths, varying from 20’-0” to 60’-0” long, of Tube Steel 8" X 4" X .500" WALL A500 GR B, 8-5/8" OD X .625" WALL A500C WHEELED, 8-5/8" OD X .375" WALL A500C WHEELED, 8-5/8" OD X .250" WALL A500C WHEELED, and Flat Bar 3/8" X 4½" A36. That is 330,000# lot weight (165 tons) of rolled steel, 10 inbound trucks and 16 outbound trucks! Photo Credit: Oregon Track & Field.
Our work was extremely precise, and we had zero rejected parts by the fabricator, Fought & Co., Inc. When measuring the work points during fabrication, they never once had to heat up or adjust the bending. To make the erection process go smoothly, we marked every 3-4 feet on the centerline back of the pipe to assist in the layout process for the diagrid “fish-mouth” stubs, and up-stands for the roofing system.
The Barbara Walker Crossing Footbridge, along the Wildwood Trail in Portland, Oregon, is the official winner of two prestigious CODA awards, organized by CODAworx, an online global design platform which celebrates the worlds best in public art. The footbridge won a People's Choice Award as voted on by the public, as well as an award in the transportation category. . Click to watch the YouTube Video featuring the bridge. The bridge, designed by local artist, Ed Carpenter, is 178’ long measured at the center of its curving deck. Its basic structure is a tri-chord truss of rusting and painted steel. Carpenter’s design evokes imagery of the sword ferns and vine maples lining the entire length of the Wildwood Trail. This project is a collaborative effort of the Portland Parks Foundation in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and Metro. Albina Co., Inc. bent 3½" SCH80 A847 and 5" SCH40 A847 all rolled to various radii, as well as 1" SCH40 A53B, 1½" SCH40 A53B, 1½" SCH80 A53B all rolled to various radii. For more examples of curved steel pedestrian bridges that we have been a part of check out the Architectural & Structural Section of our website. (Photo Credit: Ed Carpenter).
Take a journey in, above and around our production shop and office with this high resolution virtual and aerial tour of Albina Co, Inc. See our state of the art roll bending machines in action from a plan view, soar through our bays, watch our certified welders in action, and take a peek into our office and newly renovated lunch and conference rooms.