Chapter V – Roads, sandpits and forest infrastructures
Division III – Bridge, culverts, removable structures and rudimentary structures
§5. Special provisions applicable to bridges or culverts with an arch
Every person authorized to build or improve a bridge must, in addition to the conditions concerning bridges provided for in section 108, meet the conditions relating to bridges provided for in Schedule 12. The foregoing also applies to a person who repairs a bridge.
- To ensure the lifespan of a road, bridge or culvert
- To ensure the safety of forest road users
It should be noted that in some situations, the conditions specified in Schedule 12 may apply only to the elements of the bridge being repaired or improved. The person responsible for the work must agree on this with the representatives of the regional office of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et des Forêts (in French only), and must provide plans and specifications for the proposed work, along with an inspection and evaluation report for the bridge produced within the last year.
The decision tree below can be used to decide on the type of structure that must be installed to cross a watercourse.