About CBSI

Team CBSI:
Structured for Engineering Support

thumb_IMG_1483_1024Every specialist on the CBSI team shares a common goal – support every client with the most trustworthy engineering expertise and the highest quality components in the cable-supported structure industry.



This team is led by Jerry Clodfelter, a nationally recognized leader in cable-supported structure technology. Jerry combines more than 30 years of hands-on experience in every aspect of design and construction with the latest state-of-the-art engineering to deliver cost-effective solutions for any application:

  • Pipeline bridges
  • Cable-supported roof structures
  • Pedestrian bridges
  • Guyed towers
  • Flare stacks
  • Highway/railroad bridges, tied arch
  • Bridge maintenance
  • Cable-supported tram systems

Components You Can Depend On

The standard bridge strands, ropes, structural sockets, castings and forgings we stock in our warehouses are subjected to the same rigorous engineering evaluations and manufacturing quality control we apply to those we design for extreme duty in uniquely specialized applications. SolidWorks 3D modeling allows us to optimize designs to maximize strength while minimizing waste.  We don’t accept weak links, so don’t have to make excuses for them later.

All-American Cast

CBSI castings utilize the latest pattern
line technology to insure every casting meets the highest standards for structural integrity. Standard castings are made to ASTM A148 GR 105/85 Steel, but we can also pour Stainless Steel CF8 and special exotics such as Titanium. Whatever the material, you can count on 100% Made-in-the-USA quality.

Forging a Stronger Future

All CBSI rod, socket and bolt products are forged to strict ASTM and ISO certification specifications by some of the top forging companies in the country. CBSI is also proud that all components are made of high quality, 100% U.S. Forged Steel.

Engineering You Can Trust

In addition to components designed to exceed the most demanding specifications, CBSI can also provide project-engineering support in a variety of other areas:

  • Design and manufacture of components for specialized applications
  • Quality control consulting
  • Project feasibility, engineering and design studies
  • Development of design specifications
  • Specialized project management
  • Project design and specification review
  • Bridge inspections, NDT and field maintenance
  • Construction, tensioning and cable installation

Successful Partnerships

CBSI consistently meets the most difficult civil engineering and construction challenges to satisfy the demanding requirements of local, state and federal agencies, as well as an expanding commercial and international clientele.

  • American Bridge/Mustang Engineering
  • CH2M Hill
  • Arcadis US
  • Arup
  • Hatch Mott McDonald
  • Bechtel
  • T.Y. Lin International
  • Parsons
  • Willbros Group
  • URS Corp.
  • Huitt-Zollars
  • Parsons BrinkerHoff
  • Bill Harbert Int.
  • Black & Veatch
  • Genesis Structures
  • Clear Span Engineering