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BuckleBridge®

BuckleBridge
US Patents #7,596,921, #7,836,657, & #8,205,402

BuckleBridge® provides a solid wall stud bridging system to resist weak axis buckling and torsional rotation of members in load bearing wall and curtain wall applications. Elongated tabs in one end of BuckleBridge lock into a slot at the other end (through the stud knockout). Two vertical flaps at each end contain predrilled holes to facilitate the attachment to the stud in load bearing applications.  BuckleBridge is used with 16” o.c. member spacing.

Value

  • Fast installation
  • Tabs lock into slots for continuous system
  • No threading channels through knockouts
  • No welding
  • Meets AISI bridging stiffness requirements
  • Guide holes for accurate placement of fasteners to stud
  • Fits in SigmaStud® and standard "cee" wall sections, 6” and 8" web depths
  • Reduces required rows of bridging when compared to other bridging methods such as cold-rolled channel with clips
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Product Information

Material Composition

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.

BuckleBridge App with cee Stud
When using BuckleBridge in curtain walls with standard “cee” studs, one screw is only needed every 3rd stud.
BuckleBridge App with SG Stud
BuckleBridge used in load bearing walls with TSN’s SigmaStud®
  1. Twist BuckleBridge into stud punchout and insert tab into slot of previously installed BuckleBridge.
  2. Install #10 screws through guide holes to stud web where applicable.

pdf icon Printable Installation Instructions

 
BuckleBridge_1_screw

* For curtain wall applications, use (1) #10 screw on alternate sides of the BuckleBridge at 3rd stud (48" o.c.) Use (2) #10 crews at end of wall run.

Order Information
Designation Qty/Box Lbs/Box Qty/Skid Lbs/Skid
BuckleBridge® 50 50 2,000 2,000

Nomenclature

BuckleBridge comes in one size and is designated BuckleBridge®. It is used with 16" o.c. member spacing.

* Holes are ¾" diameter

TSN_BuckleBridge_Dimensions
BuckleBridge® Allowable Loads
Studs 16" o.c. Axially Loaded Studs Laterally Loaded Studs
Compression Brace Tension Brace 6" Studs 8" Studs
F1 (lbs) Stiffness (lbs/in) F1 (lbs) Stiffness (lbs/in) M1 (in-lb) M1 (in-lb)
2,400 31000 440 2,560 1,290 967

Load Direction

BuckleBridge_Load_Direction

End-of-Run & Non-Standard Spacing Wall Bridging

Non-Standard Spacing Wall Bridging
Field-Cut BuckleBridge® Assembly.

BuckleBridge End-of-Run Application Image

End-of-Run Application

  • Assemble to Required Length With Four (4) #10 Screws.
  • Minimum Assembled Length is 9”

Please contact TSN Engineering for design recommendations

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BuckleBridge® and the rest of TSN's Wall Bridging Product Line can be found in the following Catalogs:

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