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BARBARA WALKER CROSSING UP FOR INTERNATIONAL CODA AWARD
BARBARA WALKER CROSSING UP FOR INTERNATIONAL CODA AWARD

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).

Barbara Walker Crossing Curved Steel Bridge along the Wildwood Trail in Portland, Oregon

Barbara Walker Crossing Curved Steel Bridge along the Wildwood Trail
Curved Steel Roof and Spiral Staircase Provide Facelift for Portside Pier in San Diego
Curved Steel Roof and Spiral Staircase Provide Facelift for Portside Pier in San Diego

Photo Credit: @haleyhillphotography

One of Southern California's iconic, flagship waterfront restaurant sites - 1360 North Harbor Drive along the North Embarcadero, is getting a facelift! The Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. began construction in July 2018 to redevelop Portside Pier including introducing four new dining concepts and enhancing the panoramic views of San Diego Bay for daily visitors. Albina Co., Inc. provided 60,000 pounds of various bent materials for the unique curved roof structure as well as for a signature spiral staircase that leads from the dock to the second floor public walkway and viewing deck.
Materials bent by Albina Co., Inc. included:
TS 14" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (6 pieces spiral bent the easy way as tight as a 17 ft plan view radius, 4 pieces bent the easy way as tight as a 17 ft inside radius.)
TS 12" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (8 pieces bent the easy way as tight as a 2’ 7” outside radius, 8 pieces spiral bent the easy way as tight as a 2’ 7” plan view radius.)
TS 8" X 8" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (84 pieces bent to various radii and configurations.)
TS 18" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B (4 pcs bent the hard way.)
W10 X 12# A992 (9 pcs bent the hard way.)
W18 X 35# A992 (15 pcs bent the hard way.)
W16 X 26# A992 (2 pcs bent the hard way.)
W14 X 22# A992 (13 pcs bent the hard way.) Photo Credit: Encore Steel

Curved Steel Roof and Spiral Staircase at Portside Pier in San Diego California

Curved Steel Roof and Spiral Staircase at Portside Pier

Curved Steel Exterior at Portside Pier Shopping Center

Curved Tube Steel Members at Portside Pier San Diego
Curved Steel Roof at the Living Waters Express Car Wash
Curved Steel Roof at the Living Waters Express Car Wash

Albina recently bent 37,000# of HSS for the Living Waters Express Car Wash in Aurora, Colorado. The concept for the Living Water Express Car Wash was to design a building that resembled flowing water. For more info on the project go to https://linktr.ee/AlbinaCoInc . To help our customer achieve their goals, we bent various materials including:TS 10" X 2" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 10 pcs bent the hard way
TS 10" X 8" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 6 pcs bent the hard way
TS 10" X 8" X .375" WALL A500 GR B- 6 pcs bent the hard way
TS 10" X 8" X .313" WALL A500 GR B- 4 pcs bent the hard way
TS 8" X 8" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 4 pcs bent
3" X 3" X ¼" ANGLE A36- 36 pcs bent leg in
TS 8" X 2" X .250" WALL A500 GR B- 2 pcs bent the easy way

Living Waters Car Wash Showcasing Curved Steel Roof

Curved Steel Roof Trusses at Living Waters Car Wash

Side View of Curved Steel Roof Trusses at Living Waters Car Wash
Hayward Field Renovation:“The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest."
Hayward Field Renovation:“The Front Runner in Steel Bending. We Tower Above the Rest."

Photo Credit: University of Oregon Track & Field

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. See https://linktr.ee/AlbinaCoInc for pictures, video and more!

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!

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.

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Stadium at the University of Oregon

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Stadium at the University of Oregon

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Tower at the University of Oregon

Curved Steel Pipe for Hayward Field Tower at the University of Oregon
Carbon & Stainless Steel Pipe Spools
Carbon & Stainless Steel Pipe Spools

We bend and fabricate pipe spools for a variety of different industries. We have the ability to provide small and large spools out of both carbon and stainless materials. Our qualified welders can TIG or MIG weld spools depending on customer requirements.

pipe spools

pipe spools for air compressors

air compressor pipe spools

pipe spools

pipe spools for air compressors

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We Are OPEN! And We Are Hiring!


FABRICATORS, MACHINE OPERATORS (BENDERS) & HELPERS NEEDED:
Albina Co., Inc. remains OPEN and is a key supplier in our nation's supply chain. We are very busy and are looking for qualified workers to join our team. If you are interested in working at the best bending company in North America please contact HR@albinaco.com. We are interested in experienced Fabricators, Machine Operators (Benders) and Helpers.

Custom Spiral Staircase Constructed of Rolled Steel Plate and Steel Tubing
Custom Spiral Staircase Constructed of Rolled Steel Plate and Steel Tubing

Albina Co., Inc. recently rolled several materials for a custom spiral staircase. Materials bent by Albina Co., Inc. include:
PL ¾" X 14" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius and a 9’ 3” plan view radius.
PL ¾" x 4" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius.
PL ¾" X 8" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius.
1½" OD X .120" WALL HREW: Rolled to a 8’ 11” plan view radius.

Rolled Steel Plate Spiral Staircase

Custom Steel Spiral Staircase

Steel Spiral Staircase made of rolled plate and rolled tubing
Curved Steel Boardwalk at Evelyn Schiffler Memorial Park
Curved Steel Boardwalk at Evelyn Schiffler Memorial Park

Albina bent some channel for a boardwalk at the Evelyn Schiffler Memorial Park in Beaverton, OR. In the very center of the park, a 2.4-acre wetland attracts native wildlife. It can be appreciated from two long stretches of boardwalk consisting of:
7,600# (18 lengths x 40 ft) of bent C6 X 10.5# A36
All parts were bent the hard way to AESS standards.
110 ft minimum bent to a 296 ft radius
176 ft minimum bent to a 213 ft radius
160 ft minimum bent to a 206 ft radius
121 ft minimum bent to a 303 ft radius
All Material Bent by Albina Co., Inc. Customer fit and fabricated.

Curved Steel at our Nation's Schools & Universities
Curved Steel at our Nation's Schools & Universities

Boy how the tide has turned! No longer do I hear, “I don’t want to go to school today!” Instead I hear, “I can’t wait until we get to go back to school!” Kids across the country are gaining a new appreciation for how important it is to physically be able to enter their school buildings to learn. We have been very fortunate to be involved in a number of projects at schools across the nation including custom spiral and circular staircases, curved steel signs, curved steel artwork, curved steel canopies, and more!

Todays Highlight: Curved Steel at our Nation’s Schools & Universities

Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State Curved Steel Artwork Portland, OR
Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science at Portland State Curved Steel Artwork Portland, OR

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Curved Steel Spiral Staircase San Diego, CA
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Curved Steel Spiral Staircase San Diego, CA

UCSF Medical Center Curved Steel Parking Canopy San Francisco, CA
UCSF Medical Center Curved Steel Parking Canopy San Francisco, CA

University of Oregon Curved Steel Sky Bridge Phil & Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Eugene, OR
University of Oregon Curved Steel Sky Bridge Phil & Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact Eugene, OR

Evergreen High School Curved Steel Sign Vancouver, WA
Evergreen High School Curved Steel Sign Vancouver, WA

Sherwood High School Bike Racks Sherwood, OR
Sherwood High School Bike Racks Sherwood, OR

Rainier Beach High School Curved Steel Handrail Seattle, WA
Rainier Beach High School Curved Steel Handrail Seattle, WA

Gonzaga University Curved Steel Spiral Staircase in the Student Union Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University Curved Steel Spiral Staircase in the Student Union Spokane, WA

Oregon State Student Experience Center Curved Steel Canopy Corvallis, OR
Oregon State Student Experience Center Curved Steel Canopy Corvallis, OR
Sometimes the Building Itself is Just As Interesting As What's Inside
Sometimes the Building Itself is Just As Interesting As What's Inside

Often times when you visit a museum, you are looking at the objects of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural significance on the inside of the building, but the BUILDING ITSELF is often very eye-catching, interesting and artistic as well! The same can hold true for your local amphitheater. Yes, you are there to focus on the band or production occurring under the amphitheater’s structure, but take a moment to also appreciate the structure itself.

Today’s Highlight: Museums & Amphitheaters

Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum Curved Roof Structure Seattle, WA.
Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum Curved Roof Structure Seattle, WA.

Sun Valley Music Pavilion Curved Roof Structure Sun Valley, ID.
Sun Valley Music Pavilion Curved Roof Structure Sun Valley, ID.

Peterson Auto Museum Curved Steel Supports for the "Skin" of the Building Los Angeles, CA.
Peterson Auto Museum Curved Steel Supports for the metal "Skin" of the Building Los Angeles, CA. (Photo Courtey A. Zahner)

UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Curved Steel Canopies Davis, CA.
UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Curved Steel Canopies Davis, CA.
Centennial Park Amphitheater Curved Steel Roof Structures Centennial, CO.
Centennial Park Amphitheater Curved Steel Roof Structures Centennial, CO.

Experience Music Project Curved Steel Supports for the metal "Skin" of the Building Seattle, WA.
Experience Music Project Curved Steel Supports for the metal "Skin" of the Building Seattle, WA.