Bridge Design & Construction for Resource Roads

The B.C. government is responsible for determining appropriate design and construction specifications for Forest Service road bridges. Relevant documents for the design, construction and inspection of provincial bridges and major culverts on resource roads are provided.

Bridge Design & Construction Manual and Standard Drawings

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Bridge Design & Construction Manual covers practices and procedures for permanent and temporary structures on Forest Service Roads, and is accompanied by standard bridge design drawings.

Interim bridge design guidelines provided for direction and guidance:

Bridge Material Standards

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has developed standard templates and other documents, to capture ministry bridge component material requirements, for use by those acquiring bridge materials for installation on Forest Service Roads or for other ministry projects.

Resource Road Bridge Related Projects & Studies

FSR Bridge Guidance Documents


Guidelines & Reports

Sample Standard Bridge General Arrangement DrawingsComplex (PDF, 2.2 MB) July 30, 2018

FLNRORD Post-fire Bridge Assessment Procedures - Working Draft (PDF 3.7 MB)

Note:  This is a working draft document for use.  Feedback on this document can be submitted to:     

April 12, 2018
Concrete Repair Guide for Concrete Bridge Components (PDF 825KB) July 1, 2017

Sample Standard Bridge General Arrangement Drawings – Simple (PDF, 6.1MB)

Jun. 4, 2015

Bridge Timber Preservative Treatment

FLNRO Standards for Bridge Timbers and Wood Treatment - Webinar (PDF)

Guidelines for Use of Treated Wood In and Around Aquatic Environments and Disposal of Treated Wood (PDF)

FLNRO Process Based Specification for CCA Treatment of Coastal Douglas-fir Wood, presentation to CWPA (PDF)

Evaluation of results - FLNRO Process Specification for CCA Treatment of Coastal Douglas-fir Wood (PDF)



Jan 8, 2020

Jun. 28 2017

Oct 18, 2018

Aug 13, 2012

Determination of rebar in reinforced precast concrete slab bridges – pilot project K1629

December 2016
Riprap Alternatives: Application and Opportunities (PDF 3.21 MB) March 2016

Simple Stream Crossings, Guidelines for BCTS Coordinating Registered Professionals (PDF)

Dec. 3, 2014

Overview of Canadian Welding Bureau & CSA Welding Standards (PDF)

Feb. 2014

In-Plant Bridge & Cattleguard Inspection Services (PDF, 4.8MB)

Mar. 6, 2012

Analysis of Skew: Single-Lane Shear-Connected Concrete Plank Bridges (PDF)

Jun. 2004

Log Bridge Stringers & Needle Beam Sizing (PDF, 4MB)

Oct. 1981

Bridge & Road Load Limits Reports & Presentations


Bridge Design Vehicle Analysis