GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

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Chapter V – Roads, sandpits and forest infrastructures
Division IV – Road signs
§2. Provisions applicable to bridges

Section 117

Every person authorized to build or improve a bridge must, at the end of the work, post at each end of the bridge the following elements: hazard markers signalling the limits of the bridge deck, the indication of a narrow crossing, the maximum load the bridge may support based on the types of vehicles and the speed allowed for crossing the bridge. The foregoing also applies to a person who repairs a bridge.

1

Objective

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users

Road signs near a bridge
Figure 117 Road signs near a bridge

All signs and tab signs must be installed with care, facing the vehicles, so as to be perfectly visible even at night. No obstacle such as vegetation or a snow bank must reduce the visibility of the signs or tab signs. They must comply with the standards in the (in French only) Guide de signalisation routière sur les terres du domaine de l’État, published by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Sustainable Forest Development Act This link opens a new window (chapter A-18.1).

2

Objective

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users

3

Objectives

  • To ensure the safety of forest road users
  • To ensure that road signs are consistent

A vehicle whose total loaded mass exceeds the mass posted on site pursuant to the first paragraph may not travel on the bridge of a road. 

4

Objectives

  • To ensure the lifespan of a road, bridge or culvert
  • To ensure the safety of forest road users

Additional information

Request to travel over a bridge with a very heavy load

The owner of a truck who wishes to travel over a bridge with a load in excess of that permitted must obtain a permit for very heavy loads. The issuance of permits is limited to the transportation of non-divisible loads. The procedure for obtaining the permit is described (in French only) in the application procedure: permit for very heavy loads This link opens a new window.