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Ontario Highway 57 Quick Facts:
  • Years in Existence: 1937-1970
  • Current Status: Decommissioned in 1970
  • Current Name: Niagara Road 27
  • Location: Southern Ontario
  • Counties Served: Niagara
  • Towns Served: Wellandport
  • Southern Terminus: Hwy 3A - Becketts Bridge
  • Northern Terminus: Hwy 20 - Bismarck
  • Length in 1970: 14.3 km / 8.9 miles
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History of King's Highway 57:

King's Highway 57 was a short highway that connected Highway 20 at Bismarck to Highway 3A (Niagara) at Beckett's Bridge. The highway first came into existence in 1937, when Highway 20A (Wellandport) was renumbered as Highway 57, in an effort to simplify highway numbering in the area. Originally, Highway 57 was gravel-surfaced between Wellandport and Beckett's Bridge. The section of Highway 57 from Bismarck to Wellandport was paved initially, but the roadway was badly damaged during a spring flood. This damaged section of Highway 57 had to be completely reconstructed during the 1940s. The entire highway was paved between Bismarck and Beckett's Bridge in 1949. On August 20, 1970, Highway 57 was decommissioned and transferred to the newly formed Regional Municipality of Niagara. Former Highway 57 is now known as Niagara Regional Road 27.





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