About Us

Nashville Bridge Company has been closely associated with the nation’s waterways for more than 100 years. From the design of barge accessories and deck fittings to the day-to-day commitment to customer service, NABRICO, a registered trade name of Arcosa Marine Products, Inc., is one of the most highly respected names in the water transportation industry.

NABRICO started building bridges in 1902 and built its first piece of floating equipment for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in 1915. More than nine decades of experience, engineering and nautical expertise go into every piece of equipment built today. NABRICO is a major supplier of marine deck hardware on the river system as well as the offshore industry.

Over the years, NABRICO has been the "innovator" of the marine supply industry. The NABRICO deck winch and "Big Blue" barge moving winches along with a complete line of hand, electric, and hydraulic winches are prime examples of our ongoing commitment to excellence in design and quality. NABRICO is now producing Constant Tension Winches and other special winches using state-of-the art electric motors and controls. In addition, NABRICO offers a complete line of hatches, castings (bitts, kevels, chocks, D-Rings, Panama Canal chocks, etc.), watertight doors, and tank barge fittings (expansion trunks, drip pans, warning signs, small tanks, etc.). NABRICO has the capabilities to produce almost any of your needs.

There should be no hesitation in contacting NABRICO for your needs in barge moving systems or deck equipment, for either standard products or new designs. Just call NABRICO. It is a name on which you can rely.

Deck Fitting Notes and General Information

The information and sketches shown in this website are proprietary to NABRICO. Duplication, reproduction, or manufacture from data contained herein is strictly prohibited.

All deck fittings and winches must be sized correctly, properly located, and properly installed to serve their intended functions. It is the owner/operator's responsibility to adhere to the aforementioned.

Improper installation can result in failure of a casting or winch. Deck fittings which have failed due to overloads, or have been dislodged from foundations, or have fractures and/or deformations should be repaired or replaced immediately.

In particular, loads to bitts must be applied to the posts between the base and the midpoint in a horizontal or downward direction. Properly placed chocks will prevent line chafing. Kevels should be installed horizontally on foundation bases of sufficient size. Forces to Kevels must be directed to the trunk and not the horns. Horns will fail when exposed to direct loads.

Deck fittings are not designed for use to lift the vessel. Misapplication or misuse of a deck fitting is not the responsibility of the supplier or NABRICO.

All dimensions shown in this catalog are in feet and inches. Weights are in English pounds. Capacities are in short tons of 2000 pounds. Please note that dimensions and weights are nominal and are subject to standard variations.