Bridge Fittings

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What are Shipping Container Bridge Fittings?

Shipping container bridge fittings are heavy-duty horizontal connectors designed to securely link shipping containers together side-by-side. These connectors are essential for preventing containers from tipping or falling during transport.

Container bridge fittings are also widely known as shipping container bridge clamps.

  • Size: Bridge fittings typically come in universal sizes to fit all ISO standard shipping containers (20ft and 40ft). Check with us if you are not sure which size is right for you.
  • Material and Durability: Our bridge fittings are made from high-quality, galvanized steel to withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy loads.
  • Working Load Limit (WLL):¬†Ensure the WLL of the bridge fittings is sufficient for the intended use. This indicates the maximum safe weight they can handle when connecting containers.

 

How Does A Container Bridge Clamp Work?

A bridge clamp works hand in hand with corner castings and twistlocks.

Bridge fittings use the corner castings on each container. They slide into the designated slots on the side corner castings of two containers. A screw mechanism with threads on both ends acts like a turnbuckle. Tightening this screw pulls the containers together, creating a robust connection.

Corner casts (or corner blocks) fitted to a shipping container allow both vertical and horizontal connections to allow for safe stacking of shipping containers together as well as attachment to trucks, ships or yard footings.

Twist locks connect containers vertically, while bridge fittings use the side holes of the container corner castings to connect shipping containers horizontally, side-by-side or end-to-end.

Additional container lashing equipment such as lashing bars, chains, wires, or straps are used in conjunction with bridge clamps, twistlocks and corner blocks to prevent containers from shifting, sliding, or toppling, especially in extreme conditions (such as rough seas or high winds).

We have a range of bridge fittings sizes for use with various container types, including 20-foot, 40-foot, and high-cube containers. All are genuine, high-quality products that are durable, strong and corrosion-resistant designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.

If you are not sure which product is right for you, please get in touch. We are experts in shipping container parts and are happy to provide expert advice.

Products are in stock and can be delivered to your door quickly to all areas of Australia and overseas.