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TB Tension Bridging


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Joist Framing Connectors

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The TB is a cost-effective solution for bracing between floor joists compared with field-fabricated blocking and clip angles. Installed in pairs, this tension-type bridging keeps joists in place and prevents them from rotating or locally buckling.

Key Features

  • Galvanized for corrosion resistance
  • Keeps floor system continuity and prevents joist rotation
  • Installation flexibility, with multiple fastener holes on each end


  • 20 gauge


  • Galvanized


  • Can be utilized with 6", 8", 10", 12" and 14" joists at 12" or 16" o.c. spacing and 10", 12" and 14" joists for 24" o.c. spacing
  • Tension bridging works only in tension, so must be used in cross pairs
  • Install bridging tightly; loose installation may allow floor movement
  • Requires two #10 screws at each end

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
TB20 20 20 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB27 20 27 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB30 20 30 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB36 20 36 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB42 20 42 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB48 20 48 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB54 20 54 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB56 20 56 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
TB60 20 60 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Product Information Tables

Tension Bridging for Cold-Formed Steel

Tension Bridging for Cold-Formed Steel

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