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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 118, arranged by location from Bracebridge easterly to Carnarvon. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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


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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