RM of Rosedale Rural Bridge

The Regional Municipality of Rosedale No. 283 required a replacement for a timber bridge that provided access to a field on the north side of a stream. The bridge allowed farm equipment to safely traverse the stream. CVL Engineers Inc. was retained for the civil and structural design of the bridge.

The preliminary design included the evaluation of wood, steel, and concrete structure options for replacement of the existing timber bridge. It was determined that optimum longevity and most reasonable construction costs would be obtained from a concrete structure. Detailed design included a new 15m long precast concrete short span bridge, including the design of geosynthetic reinforcement soil retaining walls and precast abutment caps.

The design of the bridge was completed to the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code along Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure requirements. The load rating was based on CL-800 requirements to ensure there were no issues with the farm equipment that utilizes the bridge. Guardrail design also required ensuring clearance for oversize loads that would be crossing. The project was completed on schedule and has been in active operation since the autumn of 2018.

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