Bridge Communications

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Bridge Communications
Industry Computer Networks
Fate Acquired
Successor 3Com
Founded 1981 (1981)
Founder Judy Estrin and Bill Carrico
Defunct 1987 (1987)
Headquarters Mountain View, California, U.S.
Products Network hardware

Bridge Communications, Inc. was founded by Judy Estrin and Bill Carrico in 1981 and was based in Mountain View, California. Bridge Communications made computer network bridges, routers, and communications servers.[1] They specialized in inter-connecting different kinds of networks.[2][3]

According to Judy Estrin, Bridge Communications shipped the first commercial router.[2]

Bridge Communications was acquired by 3Com on September 30, 1987.[4]


  1. ^ Steve Silberman (2001-11-01). "Meet the Bellbusters". Wired. 
  2. ^ a b "NerdTV #13: Judy Estrin". PBS. 2006-04-10. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  3. ^ Wright, Maury (1988-03-03). "Networking software. (Includes related articles on OSI standards and Macintosh networks.)". EDN. Canon Communications L.L.C. 
  4. ^ "Bridge Communications, Inc". Business Week.