International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations (SOR/2009-17)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2012-03-14. Previous Versions

APPLICATION

  •  (1) These Regulations apply in respect of the international bridges and tunnels listed in the schedule.

  • (2) These Regulations do not apply in respect of railway bridges and tunnels.

PART 1MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

“international bridge”

“international bridge” means a bridge, or any part of it, that connects any place in Canada to any place outside Canada, and includes approaches to the bridge but does not include facilities related to the bridge. (pont international)

“international tunnel”

“international tunnel” means a tunnel, or any part of it, that connects any place in Canada to any place outside Canada, and includes approaches to the tunnel but does not include facilities related to the tunnel. (tunnel international)

“team leader”

“team leader” means, in respect of the inspection of an international bridge or international tunnel, an engineer who conducts the inspection or who exercises supervisory functions over a person who conducts the inspection, and who has

  • (a) in the case of a bridge, a minimum of five years of experience in the design, construction, repair, maintenance and inspection of bridges; and

  • (b) in the case of a tunnel, a minimum of five years of experience in the design, construction, repair, maintenance and inspection of tunnels, including their installed electrical, communication, mechanical and plumbing systems, and a knowledge of the standards and codes applicable to the construction and operation of tunnels. (chef d’équipe)

Inspection

  •  (1) An owner of an international bridge shall ensure that a detailed visual inspection or an underwater inspection of the bridge is conducted in the manner set out in the

    • (a) Bridge Inspection Manual;

    • (b) Ontario Structure Inspection Manual;

    • (cManuel d’inspection des structures — Évaluation des dommages;

    • (d) Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges; or

    • (e) New York State Bridge Inspection Manual.

  • (2) An owner of an international tunnel shall ensure that a detailed visual inspection or an inspection of the electrical, communication, mechanical and plumbing systems of the tunnel is conducted in the manner set out in the Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection Manual.

Frequency of Inspections — International Bridges

  •  (1) An owner of an international bridge shall ensure that a detailed visual inspection of the bridge is conducted at least once every two years.

  • (2) An owner of an international bridge shall ensure that an underwater inspection of the bridge is conducted at least once every five years.