Sturgeon County manages about 144 bridge structures, of these 91 are bridge sized culverts, 39 are standard bridges, and 14 are classified as major bridges. The average age of County’s bridges and bridge sized culverts is around 50 years old.
To ensure the safety of the travelling public and to extend the life of the County’s bridge structures, it is essential to be proactive in ensuring the required maintenance of the bridge inventory is achieved through a bridge maintenance program. With this program, the maintenance required of the bridge inventory can become more manageable, the average remaining life of the County Structures can be extended, and the cost of the maintenance work can be spread out.
Bridge structures are inspected by certified inspectors on various inspection cycles, from every 6 months depending on the condition and a normal inspection cycle for a standard bridge and culvert on rural roads is 57 months. All Major structure on rural roads are normally inspected every 39 months.
During these inspections, and through various reports and observations, an annual Bridge Maintenance Contract is developed to repair the identified bridge maintenance items.
This is classified as a bridge culvert. Repairs to this bridge have been identified and is currently being evaluated if bridge should be replaced vs maintenance, maintenance may be scheduled for repairs in 2022.
Recommended repairs include the following:
- Guardrail repairs
- Trim road side slopes to accommodate rock riprap (downstream embankment)
- Heavy rock riprap
August 22, 2022
This project is scheduled to be done in 2022.