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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 105. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 105 Photographs


HWY 105 #2

Above - New timber bridge over Stoney Creek on Hwy 105, 10 miles south of Red Lake. Photo taken on July 29, 1947.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2003)





HWY 105 #5

Above - View of Hwy 105 at Cedar Lake, 30 miles north of Vermilion Bay. Photo taken on August 21, 1951.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 105 #4

Above - Hwy 105 bridge across the Ear Falls Dam across English River (February, 1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2003)





HWY 105 #3

Above - Ear Falls Dam on Hwy 105 showing "out of order" traffic signals (ca. 1975)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2003)


Present Day King's Highway 105 Photographs


HWY 17 #590 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #591 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards the Hwy 105 Junction at Vermilion Bay. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction assembly and distance signs at the end of Hwy 105 at Hwy 17. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #592 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #593 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards the Hwy 105 Junction at Vermilion Bay. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 105 towards the Hwy 17 Junction at Vermilion Bay. At this highway junction, Hwy 105 begins its long 175 km journey north to the distant gold mining communities of the Red Lake district. This highway forms the only road link to the Red Lake area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #594 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #589 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Erroneous green guide sign approaching the Hwy 105 Junction on Hwy 17 at Vermilion Bay. On this sign, Hwy 105 is marked as a Secondary Highway, when it is in fact a King's Highway. However, the subsequent guide sign at the highway junction (shown in the next photo) correctly marks Hwy 105 as a King's Highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 25, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign marking the Hwy 105 Junction on Hwy 17 at Vermilion Bay. Hwy 105 is one of only two King's Highway routes which intersect Hwy 17 between the Hwy 11 Junction near Thunder Bay and the Hwy 71 Junction in Kenora. The only other route is Hwy 72, which connects to Hwy 17 at Dinorwic, just east of Dryden. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #29 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #34 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 105 from the Hwy 17 Junction at Vermilion Bay. It is a very lonely 175 km drive from Vermilion Bay to Red Lake along Hwy 105. This route was originally known as the Red Lake Road, but it was designated as Hwy 105 when the road was completed in 1947. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 105 towards Vermilion Bay from the Hwy 609 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #33 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #31 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 609 Junction on Hwy 105, facing north towards Red Lake. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction assembly at the Hwy 105 & Hwy 609 Junction near the small community of Red Lake Road. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #30 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #32 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 609 Junction on Hwy 105, facing north towards Red Lake. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 105 from the Hwy 609 Junction. The small community of Red Lake Road lies a short distance to the north of the Hwy 609 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - A lonely but beautiful stretch of Hwy 105 at Cliff Lake
(Photograph taken in August, 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Chukuni River Bridge on Hwy 105 north of Ear Falls. Structure completed in 1958.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Chukuni River Bridge is Ontario's most impressive timber trestle bridge. With the exception of the steel beam channel span in the centre, this 320-foot 15-span structure is comprised entirely of creosoted timber pilings and braces, and a laminated timber deck.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #16 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #17 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 105 towards Chukuni River Bridge
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deck view of the Chukuni River Bridge, facing south towards Ear Falls
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #18 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #19 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The centre span of the Chukuni River Bridge is a simply supported steel beam span with steel box-beam parapets
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deck view of the Chukuni River Bridge, facing north towards Red Lake
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #20 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #21 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 105 towards Chukuni River Bridge
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 105 towards Ear Falls from Chukuni River Bridge
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #22 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Chukuni River Bridge on Hwy 105
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Below-deck view of the Chukuni River Bridge on Hwy 105
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #24 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #25 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the laminated timber deck of the Chukuni River Bridge
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Chukuni River Bridge on Hwy 105. Note the tapered timber fences adjacent to the bridge, intended to guide vessels into the boat channel.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #26 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - The Chukuni River Bridge is the highest timber trestle structure that I am aware of in the King's Highway system. Unfortunately, this interesting timber structure is slated for demolition and replacement in the coming years.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The mostly-timber Chukuni River Bridge has concrete parapets, except across the centre channel span
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another lonely section of Hwy 105, about 30 km south of Red Lake
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The northern terminus of Hwy 105 at the Hwy 618 Junction in Red Lake
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - "Hwy 105 Ends" sign at Hwy 618 Junction in Red Lake
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 105 from Hwy 618 Junction in Red Lake
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 105 & Hwy 618 Junction in Red Lake, facing east
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 105 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Signs at the beginning of Hwy 105 at Red Lake, marking the distance to Vermilion Bay
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Ontario's northernmost traffic signal stands at the end of Hwy 105 in Red Lake
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 105 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - A pair of older green signal heads on the southwest corner of the Hwy 105 and Hwy 618 Junction in Red Lake highlight one of the most interesting and remote traffic signals in the province
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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