Albina recently provided 127,000# of bent steel for a 230-foot long bicycle bridge along the South Bayfront in Emeryville, CA. Albina induction bent 15 lengths of TS 16" X 16" X .625" WALL A1085 A513 to 149 ft and 289 ft radii and 9 lengths of TS 20" X 12" X .625" WALL A1085 A513 induction bent the easy way to 290 ft and 310 ft radii.
The Barbara Walker Crossing Footbridge, along the Wildwood Trail in Portland, Oregon, is up for the International CODA Award for commissioned art around the world. 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).