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Page 2: Present Day King's Highway 118 Photographs (Bracebridge to Carnarvon)


HWY 11 #1403 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1409 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Advance freeway exit guide sign for the Hwy 118 Interchange on northbound Hwy 11 in Bracebridge. The lengthy route of Hwy 118 begins at Hwy 11 and extends easterly for about 130 km to the Bancroft area, via Haliburton. Up until the late 1990s, Hwy 118 also had a western leg which extended west from Bracebridge to Hwy 169 near Port Carling. However, jurisdiction over the western leg of Hwy 118 was transferred from the province to the District Municipality of Muskoka in 1997-1998. Today, this former western leg of Hwy 118 is known as Muskoka Road 118 and is signed accordingly from the Hwy 11 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Blue-and-white municipal boundary sign for the Town of Bracebridge facing northbound traffic on Hwy 11. Prior to the construction of the expanded four-lane Hwy 11 in the early 1970s, Secondary Highway 532 intersected with Hwy 11 at this location. This badly-skewed highway junction was relocated further north so that it intersected with Hwy 11 closer to a right angle. In addition, the intersection was situated in a place where it formed a crossroads intersection with the adjacent Vankoughnet Road (today's Hwy 118). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1410 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1411 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Turn-off freeway exit guide sign for the Hwy 118 Interchange on Hwy 11 in Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Vankoughnet across the Hwy 118 Overpass on Hwy 11 in Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1414 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1416 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 118 towards Vankoughnet at the Hwy 11 Interchange in Bracebridge. The route of Hwy 118 heads easterly from the Hwy 11 Interchange in Bracebridge via Carnarvon, Haliburton and Tory Hill. The highway eventually connects with Hwy 28 southwest of Bancroft. The section of Hwy 118 between Bracebridge and Carnarvon is a relative newcomer to the King's Highway system. The province did not assume jurisdiction over the Vankoughnet Road east of Bracebridge until 1981. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Hwy 118 Overpass on Hwy 11. This two-span post-tensioned concrete structure was built under Contract #1974-160 and was completed in 1975. Prior to the completion of this structure and interchange, Vankoughnet Road (today's Hwy 118) crossed Hwy 11 via an at-grade, fully channelized crossroads intersection. This channelized intersection was constructed as part of the widening of Hwy 11 to four lanes under Contract #1971-84. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #353 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #354 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 11 towards Gravenhurst from the Hwy 118 Overpass. While the intersecting highway is known as Hwy 118 today, it was historically known as Hwy 532. This Secondary Highway once began at this point and extended northwesterly from Hwy 11 via Bracebridge and Rosseau to join with Hwy 69 at Hayes Corners south of Parry Sound. Jurisdiction over the southern leg of Hwy 532 from Patterson's Corners to Bracebridge was transferred from the province to the District Municipality of Muskoka in 1972, while the rest of the highway from Patterson's Corners northwesterly to Hayes Corners became part of the present day route of Hwy 141. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 17, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 11 towards Bracebridge from the Hwy 118 Overpass. At the time that Hwy 532 existed here prior to 1972, it would have intersected with Hwy 11 via an at-grade intersection. A grade-separated interchange wasn't constructed along Hwy 11 at this location until 1975. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 17, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1412 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1413 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (2016) and structure identification number (Site #42-153) on the Hwy 118 Overpass in Bracebridge. In this instance, the date stamp refers to the last rehabilitation of the bridge, rather than the original construction year of 1975. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west towards Downtown Bracebridge across the Hwy 118 Overpass on Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1415 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1408 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Hwy 118 Overpass on Hwy 11 in Bracebridge. As a result of the mass "downloading" of provincial highways during the late 1990s, Hwy 118 is the only remaining King's Highway which intersects with Hwy 11 between Orillia and the Huntsville area. All others (Hwy 169 South, Hwy 169 North & Hwy 117) are now municipal highways. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance guide sign on southbound Hwy 11 departing from Bracebridge near the Hwy 118 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 22, 2020  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #40 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #41 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance sign on Hwy 118 heading east from the Hwy 11 Interchange in Bracebridge. The highway passes through a sparsely-populated area east of Bracebridge. Vankoughnet is the only sizeable community along Hwy 118 between the Hwy 11 Interchange and the Hwy 35 Junction at Carnarvon. This section of Hwy 118 is a relatively new King's Highway. The road between Bracebridge and Carnarvon was not designated as Hwy 118 until the early 1980s.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Reverse curve on Hwy 118 between Bracebridge and Vankoughnet. Originally, this section of Hwy 118 was built as a local road which just led to Vankoughnet. As a result, Hwy 118's geometry in this area is somewhat inferior compared to other rural King's Highways.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #42 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #43 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 118 towards Bracebridge beside the South Muskoka River near Uffington.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Moose warning sign on Hwy 118 near Vankoughnet.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #44 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #45 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Black River Bridge on Hwy 118, facing west towards Bracebridge.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 118 towards Carnarvon at the Black River Bridge.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #46 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #47 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Black River Bridge on Hwy 118 east of Vankoughnet. Structure is not dated, but was completed in 1971.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - East of the Black River, Hwy 118 was built on a brand new road alignment. Consequently, the road's geometry east of Vankoughnet improves markedly. The county road leading to Vankoughnet was extended easterly to Carnarvon in the early 1970s and was eventually designated as Hwy 118 in 1981.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #48 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #49 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 118 towards Carnarvon near the Muskoka-Haliburton District Boundary.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Large rock cut on Hwy 118 near the Muskoka-Haliburton District Boundary.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #50 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #51 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A beautiful but remote section of Hwy 118 between Bracebridge and Carnarvon.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Encountering relatively few natural obstacles, Hwy 118 travels along straight lines (tangents) for kilometres at a time approaching Carnarvon.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #52 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #53 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Anson Creek Bridge on Hwy 118, facing east towards Carnarvon.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Rock cut on Hwy 118 near Anson Creek, facing west towards Bracebridge.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #54 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #55 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 118 towards Carnarvon at the Anson Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Anson Creek Bridge on Hwy 118 near Carnarvon. Structure completed in 1971.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #56 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #57 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the Anson Creek Bridge on Hwy 118 west of Carnarvon.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1971) on the Anson Creek Bridge on Hwy 118 west of Carnarvon.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #58 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #60 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 118 towards Bracebridge at the Anson Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on June 6, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Damion's Bridge on Hwy 118 west of Carnarvon. This tiny bridge crosses Boshkung Lake Narrows. Structure completed in 1969.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #63 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #64 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east across Damion's Bridge on Hwy 118 at Boshkung Lake Narrows. The Hwy 35 Junction at Carnarvon lies just beyond the hill in the background.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An old stone abutment beside the current Hwy 118 structure marks the location of an earlier bridge across Boshkung Lake Narrows. The former road alignment leading to the old bridge is clearly visible on the western side of the channel. The former road alignment on the eastern side of the channel was largely obliterated when the current Hwy 118 bridge was built.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #61 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #62 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Plaque commemorating the completion of Damion's Bridge on Hwy 118 at Boshkung Lake Narrows. This structure was originally built by Haliburton County in 1969, but it was later incorporated into the provincial highway system when Haliburton County Road 1 was designated as Hwy 118 in 1981. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1994.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 118 from Damion's Bridge at Boshkung Lake Narrows near Carnarvon.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 118 #65 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 118 #59 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Looking west across Boshkung Lake Narrows. The former road alignment leading from the old bridge site merges with the current Hwy 118 alignment at the curve.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 35 Junction at Carnarvon on Hwy 118, facing east. The Hwy 35 Junction is the only major intersection along Hwy 118 between Bracebridge and Haliburton Village, which are separated by a distance of about 80 km.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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