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BridgeClip - Bridging Clip Connector for Light Steel Framing

BridgeClip
BridgeClip®
US Patent #5,904,023

BridgeClip®, BC600 & BC800 secures BB150 or 1½” cold-rolled channel (CRC) to stud, resisting both lateral and twisting loads. Tabs on the bottom of a BridgeClip clamp on the BridgeBar® or CRC, while #10 screws attach the clips to a channel and/or stud through pre-drilled guide holes. Efficient installation is not the only benefit, as BridgeClip is engineered to accommodate loads that have traditionally been addressed with generic L2x2x16ga.

Value

  • Fast installation
  • No clamping
  • No welding
  • Guide holes provided for quick and accurate fastener placement
  • Rounded edges for safety
  • Laborers are working on installation, not cutting angle
  • Certified, 50ksi steel, G90 galvanized coating
  • 33 Mil thickness (BridgeClip)
  • 43 Mil thickness (BC600 & BC800)
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Product Information

BridgeClip Application
BridgeClip®
BC600/BC800 Application
BC600/BC800

Material Composition

BridgeClip: ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 33mil minimum thickness (20 gauge, 0.0346" design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.


BC600 & BC800: ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 43mil minimum thickness (18 gauge, 0.0451" design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.

Comparison Between BridgeClip and Standard Clip Angle Installations

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BridgeClip_Installations
BC600-800_Installations
Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
BridgeClip® 250 30 12,000 1,440
BC600 150 30 7,200 1,440
BC800 100 28 4,800 1,344

Nomenclature

BridgeClip is available in 3⅝", 6" and 8". Designations are BridgeClip®, BC600 & BC800.

Example: 6" Stud
Designate: BC600


BridgeClip Dimensions
BridgeClip®
BC600/BC800 Dimensions
BC600/BC800
BridgeClip Stud Depth Stud Thickness (mils) (ga) Axially Loaded Stud, Allowable Brace Strength F1 (lbs) Laterally Loaded Stud, Allowable Torsional Moment M1 (in.lbs)

BridgeClip
BC1

3.625 33 (20) 75 132
43 (18) 143
54 (16) 156
BridgeClip
BC3
3.625 33 (20) 360 192
43 (18) 221
54 (16) 252
BridgeClip
BC1
6 33 (20) 75 192
43 (18) 252
54 (16) 264
68 (14) 307
97 (12) 396
BridgeClip
BC3
6 33 (20) 360 228
43 (18) 254
54 (16) 288
68 (14) 347
97 (12) 468
BC600 6 33 (20) 170 684
43 (18) 218 792
54 (16) 360 864
68 (14) 887
97 (12) 936
BridgeClip
BC1
8 33 (20) 75 144
43 (18) 213
54 (16) 288
BridgeClip
BC3
8 33 (20) 360 240
43 (18) 280
54 (16) 324
BC800 8 33 (20) 170 756
43 (18) 218 790
54 (16) 360 828
68 (14) 851
97 (12) 900

Notes:

  • Listed ASD allowable loads are based on ultimate test data divided by a factor of safety.
  • Listed ASD allowable loads are limited by screw shear or pullout at stud web.

Nomenclature:

  • BC1 - BridgeClip with (1) #10 screw fastener into bridging member
  • BC3 - BridgeClip with (1) #10 screw fastener into bridging member and (2) #10 screw fasteners into the web of the stud
  • BC600 - BridgeClip BC600 with (2) #10 screw fasteners into bridging member and (2) #10 screw fasteners into the web of the stud
  • BC800 - BridgeClip BC800 with (2) #10 screw fasteners into bridging member and (2) #10 screw fasteners into the web of the stud

Load Direction

BridgeClip_Load_Direction

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