Forms and resources


Look up several important definitions pertinent to the information in this manual.

Ministry standard forms

Projects and studies

Evaluation of Timber Deck Systems to Develop Rational Engineering Design and Analysis of Existing Systems:

Mar. 2010 to Mar. 2011

Design Checks for Timber Decks on Steel Girders (PDF 3.7 MB)

Nov. 19, 2008


Guidance documents and reports


Guidelines and reports

Sample Standard Bridge General Arrangement DrawingsComplex (PDF 2.2 MB)

July 30, 2018

Ministry of Forests 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 825 KB)

July 1, 2017

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

Jun. 4, 2015

Bridge timber preservative treatment

FLNRO Standards for Bridge Timbers and Wood Treatment - Webinar (PDF 4 MB) 

Guidelines for Use of Treated Wood In and Around Aquatic Environments and Disposal of Treated Wood (PDF 2 MB) 

FLNRO Process Based Specification for CCA Treatment of Coastal Douglas-fir Wood, presentation to CWPA (PDF 2.3 MB) 

Evaluation of results - FLNRO Process Specification for CCA Treatment of Coastal Douglas-fir Wood (PDF 282 KB) 



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 196 KB)

Dec. 3, 2014

Overview of Canadian Welding Bureau and CSA Welding Standards (PDF 4.8 MB)

Feb. 2014

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

Mar. 6, 2012

Analysis of Skew: Single-Lane Shear-Connected Concrete Plank Bridges (PDF 786 KB)

Jun. 2004

Log Bridge Stringers and Needle Beam Sizing (PDF 4 MB)

Oct. 1981

Bridge and road load limits reports and presentations


Bridge design vehicle analysis


Other Ministry documents

The Ministry has recently commenced the creation of a Supplement to CHBDC which is intended to articulate Ministry bridge design standards in a format and sequence that follows the section format of CHBDC. Currently one section of the Ministry supplement has been created - Section 3: Loads. Any completed sections of the Ministry Supplement to CHBDC are to be considered Ministry standards.  Further work is underway to address other sections of CHBDC and will be incorporated as work progresses.


Engineering manual

The Ministry’s Engineering Manual is an extensive Ministry document that covers a variety of engineering topics. It is the main repository of general Ministry engineering policies and procedures for Ministry staff.

Chapter 4 of the Engineering Manual provides a high-level explanation of Ministry policies, procedures and requirements for bridges. It's an excellent introduction to the Ministry’s bridge program and is the starting point for an individual who wants to understand the Ministry’s general procedures and expectations regarding bridge design and construction.

It also provides extensive descriptions of the administrative procedures and policies to be followed when designing and constructing FSR bridges. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning
  • Designer qualifications
  • The design process
  • Professional qualifications
  • Professional association guidelines
  • Use of design aids (e.g., log stringer sizing tables)
  • Environmental agency referrals
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Construction documentation
  • Forms and checklists



CSA Group > Standards

Forest Planning and Practices Regulation (FPPR)

Guidelines for Professional Services in the Forest Sector-Crossings, EGBC and ABCFP (PDF, 289 KB)

Documented Field Reviews During Implementation or Construction, EGBC Guideline (PDF, 221 KB)

Use of Seal, EGBC Guideline (PDF, 535 KB)

Fisheries Act and Regulations: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Navigation Protection Act: Transport Canada

[Log Bridge Construction Handbook, Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC)]

Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual, Canadian Geotechnical Society

Manual of Operational Hydrology in British Columbia, B.C. Ministry of Environment (PDF, 10.5MB)

Standard Specifications for Highway Construction (TRAN), BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (TRAN)

Manual for Quality Control, PCI (PDF, 1.3MB)

TRAN Recognized Products List

FHWA Uncoated Weathering Steel in Structures, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Technical Advisory 5140.22:


Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV)

Projects Near Water, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Navigation Protection Program, Transport Canada

Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)


Water Survey of Canada