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

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Schedule 11

Conditions to be met when constructing, improving or repairing wooden culverts

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Additional information

The conditions set out in Schedule 11 allow for the design of a wooden culvert able to support the legal load of 60 tons required for a CF3E truck.

Where a wooden culvert must be able to bear a higher load, the promoter must design it in accordance with conditions suited to that load. Because it is a culvert, it is not necessary to post the structure’s maximum load on a sign. However, according to the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), all roads must be built in such a way as to ensure that all vehicles can travel on them safely.

The decision tree below can be used to decide on the type of structure that must be installed to cross a watercourse.
Type of Structure to be Installed to Cross a Watercourse – Decision Tree

 

Span of wooden culvertWooden culvert

Figure Schedule 11A Wooden culvert

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Structure of a wooden culvert
Figure Annexe 11B Structure of a wooden culvert

Conditions for installation of a wooden culvert
Figure Annexe 11C Conditions for installation of a wooden culvert