Bridge Planning, Design and Construction
The Forest Practices Board is concerned with the growing number of non-compliances showing up in recent audit reports, and is very concerned about how many of those non-compliances involve unsafe bridges. Based on these audit results, the Board undertook a special investigation of bridge planning, design and construction. Over the 2013 field season, the Board examined 216 bridges built on resource roads since January 2010 in five districts around the province.
The investigation focused on safety, protection of the environment and planning. Results were variable across the five districts and amongst builders.