TradeReady® Structural Bridging (TDSB)

Provides a quick and efficient method to prevent joist rotation

TradeReady® structural bridging is the third component of the TradeReady® steel floor system. Structural bridging is pre-cut to fit securely between the underside of the floor joists to prevent joist rotation. Structural bridging is an economical alternative to cross bracing, X-bracing or strapping. A continuous row of bridging should be installed every 8' O.C. maximum and staggered for easy attachment.  Pre-punched holes for quick attachment.

  • Pre-cut to fit 12", 16", 19.2" or 24" spacing.
  • Pre-punched holes for quick attachment.
  • Available in 18 gauge only.

Caution: In order to prevent joist rolling, the TDSB bridging must be tied into the structure or otherwise braced against lateral movement.

Note: TDSB bridging is not required if sheathing is applied to the joists top and bottom.

Product Data & Ordering Information

Product Code Thickness Depth Effective Length Packaging Pcs./Carton
TDSB 12" 43mil (18ga) 2-1/2" 12" 10
TDSB 16" 43mil (18ga) 2-1/2" 16" 10
TDSB 19.2" 43mil (18ga) 2-1/2" 19.2" 10
TDSB 24" 43mil (18ga) 2-1/2" 24" 10


U.S. Patent Nos. 6,301,854; 6,691,478; 6,418,694; 6,691,487; 6,761,005; 7,240,459
Canadian Patent No. 2319346, Mexican Patent No. 243294