Structural steel is used around the world in several ways.
At BridgeFab, we are passionate about providing quality structural steel, and we take inspiration from the many famous structures around the world.
Beijing National Stadium
The Beijing National Stadium was a highlight at the 2008 Olympic Games. Designed to look like a bird’s nest, the stadium was made from more than 42 000 tonnes of steel. The building is the world’s most massive steel structure.
The Steel House
The Steel House is located in Texas and is a genuinely striking structure. Created by Robert Bruno, a sculptor, the building was designed to look like a UFO and has four massive legs, which support the 150-ton house. The project was worked on almost entirely single-handedly. Bruno welded each piece of steel by hand.
Unsurprisingly, the project took decades to complete — the process began in 1973 and continued until Bruno died in 2008.
Located in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building until Dubai’s Burj Khalifa overtook it in 2010. The structure is a striking example of steel’s strength and durability — it stands half a kilometre tall and boasts 61 elevators. Designed to simultaneously resemble an Asian pagoda, a stalk of bamboo and a stack of old Chinese money boxes, the building is made to withstand typhoon winds and earthquake tremors that are common in Taiwan. The steel used is both flexible and structurally resistant.
An icon in New York, Brooklyn Bridge, is one of the most famous and recognisable bridges in the world. It was the very first steel-wire suspension bridge built in 1869 and remains one of the city’s distinctive structures. The bridge took over ten years to complete and is made from too thick and durable steel.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The world’s largest steel arch bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most iconic structures. The bridge is an awe-inspiring feat — the steelwork totals over 52,000 tonnes, with 39,000 tonnes used in the arch alone; while the 49-metre-wide deck carries eight lanes of traffic, two train lines, a footpath and a cycle track.
Empire State Building
Another of New York’s most well-known buildings, the Empire State Building was constructed in 1931. The impressive facility boasts a steel frame of 57,000 tonnes, as well as an art deco exterior, which is made of 200,000 cubic feet of limestone and granite, 10 million bricks, and 730 tonnes of aluminium and stainless steel.
What do we do?
At BridgeFab, we offer a range of services, including steel fabrication and processing. We have been working in the steel industry since 2007 and are committed to providing quality structural steel to clients in and around south-east Queensland.
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If you have a project in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so that we can discuss your plans and let you know how we can help. We love helping our clients turn their ideas into reality, and can assist throughout the process, from planning and drafting to the final stages of construction.