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CSA standard for bridge construction updated

January 20, 2016   By On-Site Magazine

According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, the 2014 edition of CSA S6 – Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code will be mandated in legislation for use in Ontario beginning in this month.

The Ontario government has adopted upgraded bridge design codes in CSA S6.

The Ontario government has adopted upgraded bridge design codes in CSA S6.

The 11th edition of CSA S6 applies to the design, evaluation and structural rehabilitation design of fixed and movable highway bridges. It establishes safety and reliability levels that are consistent across all jurisdictions in Canada.

The latest edition includes significant changes to sections covering seismic design, methods of analysis, foundations and geotechnical systems, barriers and highway accessories and more.

CSA S6 makes it easier for consultants and the construction industry to respond to calls for proposals and supports the implementation of a national highway transportation system with agreed minimum standards and loadings for bridges on inter-provincial highways.

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The standard is currently available in Hard copy and PDF formats in both English and French. Order the Standard here.


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