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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 11, arranged by location from Gravenhurst northerly to Huntsville. 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 10: Present Day King's Highway 11 Photographs (Gravenhurst to Huntsville)


HWY 11 #170 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #169 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north towards the dual Gull Lake Narrows Bridges on the current (second) Gravenhurst Bypass. These twin Hwy 11 structures were both completed in 1970. The second Gravenhurst Bypass replaced an earlier bypass built around the town in the late 1940s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Western side of the southbound Gravenhurst Bypass (Hwy 11) structure at Gull Lake Narrows. Both of the bridges spanning Gull Lake Narrows are two-span weathering steel girder structures. This girder design allows a thin layer of oxidation to form on the surfaces of the girders, which in turn protects the remainder of the steel underneath from further deterioration. Older steel bridges built in Ontario required constant painting to protect the girders. The Gull Lake Narrows Bridges were among the first weathering steel girder bridges built in Ontario. Dozens of these bridges had been constructed on Ontario's highways by the end of the 1970s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #168 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #190 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Centreline view of the dual Gull Lake Narrows Bridges on the Gravenhurst Bypass (Hwy 11), facing north towards Bracebridge. The bridge designers took full advantage of the exposed bedrock on the north shore of Gull Lake, which essentially formed a natural bridge abutment. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Western side of the northbound Hwy 11 structure over Gull Lake Narrows on the Gravenhurst Bypass. The natural rock shoreline of Gull Lake can be seen in the background. The Gravenhurst area is extraordinarily rocky, even by Muskoka District standards. Sprawling, other-worldly rock barrens can be found in this area, in some cases stretching for many kilometres. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #191 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #985 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Northbound Gull Lake Narrows Bridge on the Gravenhurst Bypass (Hwy 11), facing north. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Southbound Hwy 11 structure over Gull Lake Narrows in Gravenhurst. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #986 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #987 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Structure identification number and date stamp (1970) on the Gull Lake Narrows Bridge on the Gravenhurst Bypass (Hwy 11). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Gull Lake Narrows Bridges on the Gravenhurst Bypass (Hwy 11), facing south. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 12, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #213 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #205 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Old Hwy 11 (Bethune Drive) towards the Hwy 11 Interchange at the south entrance to Gravenhurst. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Bethune Drive (Old Hwy 11) in Gravenhurst. Bethune Drive was actually the first Gravenhurst Bypass, which was built in 1948-1949. The diversion allowed through traffic to bypass Downtown Gravenhurst and eliminated two at-grade railway crossings on the original highway route. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #212 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #215 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) was designated as a Controlled-Access Highway (CAH) in 1951, shortly after completion. Although it wasn't a freeway by any means, there are clues that access to the first Gravenhurst Bypass was once very limited. A service road was constructed along parts of the route to restrict the number of access points onto the new highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Bethune Drive (Old Hwy 11) approaching Pinedale Drive in Gravenhurst. The service road (Kelly Drive) can be seen at left. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #214 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #210 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) near Phillip Street. Although Bethune Drive hasn't been the route of Hwy 11 in several decades, the wide right-of-way and road cross section is unmistakably a former King's Highway. Gravenhurst was the first major town along Hwy 11 to be bypassed. In the decade following the completion of the first Gravenhurst Bypass in 1948-1949, virtually every major town between Barrie and North Bay was bypassed. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching Brock Street (Hwy 169) on northbound Bethune Drive. Up until 1998, Hwy 169 turned left at this intersection and passed through Downtown Gravenhurst. The former route of Hwy 11 continues straight ahead. The routes of Hwy 11 and Hwy 169 through the Town of Gravenhurst have not been under provincial jurisdiction in many decades. Both routes through town were non-assumed sections of the King's Highway. In 1998, the provincially-owned sections of the route of King's Highway 169 between Gravenhurst and Foot's Bay were turned over to the District of Muskoka. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #209 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #211A - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Bethune Drive (Old Hwy 11) approaching Brock Street. A long left turn lane was built at this intersection for traffic wishing to access Hwy 169 (Brock Street). In the summer months, Hwy 169 carries heavy cottage country traffic volumes through Gravenhurst, particularly on Friday evenings when most traffic is heading north. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction of Old Hwy 11 (Bethune Drive) and Brock Street (Hwy 169) in Gravenhurst, facing north. The northbound left-turn onto Hwy 169 operates as a fully-protected movement, with left turns permitted only when green arrows are displayed on the two left-most traffic signal heads. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #208 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #206 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction assembly at Bethune Drive (Old Hwy 11) and Brock Street (Hwy 169) in Gravenhurst. The route of Hwy 11 is trailblazed along both directions of Bethune Drive. Traffic wishing to access Hwy 11 South can actually use either of the two Gravenhurst Interchanges. However, traffic bound for Hwy 11 North must turn left here and use the North Gravenhurst Interchange. There is no access ramp to Hwy 11 North at the South Gravenhurst Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching Brock Street (Hwy 169) on Bethune Drive, facing south. Up until 1998, Hwy 169 joined Bethune Drive at this intersection and headed south out of Gravenhurst concurrently with Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #562 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #558 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The right turn from southbound Bethune Drive (Old Hwy 11) to Brock Street (Hwy 169) is a fully-protected right-turn movement. Presumably, this signal phasing is in place because of the at-grade railway crossing immediately adjacent to this intersection. It is very unusual to see a fully-protected traffic movement at a traffic signal in Ontario guided by a single traffic signal head, as is the case here. For that matter, it is unusual to see cable-mounted "span-wire" signals in this province, unless the traffic signals are a temporary installation. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction assembly at Bethune Drive and Brock Street in Gravenhurst, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #559 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #560 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) from Brock Street. Even though this former section of Hwy 11 hasn't been a King's Highway since the early 1970s, it still looks like a highway today. Once a cross section for a road has been established, it is very difficult to change the road's "body language" after it has been constructed. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along the first Gravenhurst Bypass from Winewood Avenue in Gravenhurst. This first Gravenhurst Bypass was the route of Hwy 11 from 1948 until the completion of the current (second) Gravenhurst Bypass in 1970. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #557 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #561 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction of the original 1937 route of Hwy 11 (Winewood Avenue) and the first (1948) Gravenhurst Bypass. Prior to 1948, the original route of Hwy 11 continued straight ahead (centre of photo) onto Ferguson Road. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Old Hwy 11 (Bethune Drive) at Winewood Avenue. The old route of Hwy 11 through Gravenhurst via Muskoka Road and Winewood Avenue was decommissioned in the 1940s, in anticipation of the construction of a new bypass around the eastern side of Downtown Gravenhurst. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #207 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #167 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along Winewood Avenue from the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive). When Hwy 11 was first assumed through the District of Muskoka in 1937, the highway's route entered Gravenhurst from the north along Winewood Avenue and then turned south towards Downtown Gravenhurst along Muskoka Road. This route was bypassed in 1948 by the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) which diverted traffic away from two at-grade railway crossings on the former highway's route, as well as the town centre. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The right turn from the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) onto Winewood Avenue is channelized. Note the original 1937 alignment of Hwy 11 (Ferguson Road) straight ahead beside the car dealership lot. The revised 1948 alignment curves in from the left. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #172 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Above - Date stamp (1958) on the luminaire at the junction of the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) and Winewood Avenue. Many of Ontario's King's Highway junctions were illuminated in the 1950s in an effort to increase traffic safety. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #173 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #174 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) approaching Winewood Avenue. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Ferguson Road was the original route for Hwy 11, but it was bypassed by a new highway alignment almost 70 years ago. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #175 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #176 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along the first Gravenhurst Bypass (Bethune Drive) from Winewood Avenue (Old Hwy 11B). Note the distance guide sign at right, indicating the distance to Bracebridge and North Bay. This was likely a "legacy" distance sign, left over from the days when this road was owned by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO). Although the sign itself is not original (it was replaced and updated to Metric distances), the location of the signpost is typical for a DHO installation, just downstream from a King's Highway junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Old Hwy 11 (Winhara Road) north of Gravenhurst. This section of Hwy 11 was bypassed by a new Controlled-Access Highway (CAH) realignment of Hwy 11 between Gravenhurst and South Falls in 1950. Originally, the new CAH route for Hwy 11 was only two lanes. This Historic 1950 Photograph showing the new highway shortly it was completed. The new route of Hwy 11 was expanded to four lanes in the early 1970s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)






HWY 11 #177 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #178 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The original route of Hwy 11 via Winhara Road followed the railway tracks very closely. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The old route of Hwy 11 along Winhara Road was transferred from the jurisdiction of the Department of Highways to the Township of Muskoka in 1951. The wide pavement on this road provides some clues that this was once a busy King's Highway. Even today, many of Muskoka's roads don't exhibit pavement widths like this. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #179 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #180 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The new Controlled-Access route of Hwy 11 through Muskoka bypassed several curves such as this one on the original route of Hwy 11 (Winhara Road). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The old route of Hwy 11 along Winhara Road emerges at the current route of Hwy 11 a few kilometres south of Bracebridge. Note the truck on the freeway in the background, approaching the Hwy 118 Interchange. The new Controlled-Access Highway route of Hwy 11 tied into the original highway alignment here temporarily in the early 1950s, until the Bracebridge Bypass was completed a few years later. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #181 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #182 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Originally, the route of Hwy 11 curved to the left on its route north towards Bracebridge. Today, the route of Winhara Road curves to the right where it joins with Hwy 118. A section of Hwy 118 south of Bracebridge actually follows the original 1937 route of Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The original 1937 route of Hwy 11 followed Coulter Lane. This former alignment of Hwy 11 was truncated at Hwy 118 many years ago. The old highway alignment now serves as a short access road to a number of properties located along the old highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © 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. 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. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 17, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #304 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #303 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Muskoka River Bridge on Ecclestone Drive (Old Hwy 11) in Downtown Bracebridge. This bridge is known locally as the Silver Bridge. Constructed in the mid-1930s, the Silver Bridge formed the south gateway to Bracebridge for almost two decades. In the early 1950s, a new alignment of Hwy 11 was completed east of Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The south approach to the Silver Bridge on Old Hwy 11 was an incredibly ambitious highway construction project, given the date of construction. The Muskoka River Bridge and approach consisted of almost 200 metres of retaining walls, a separate steel deck truss span and a steel through truss main span. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #555 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #556 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north across the Muskoka River Bridge on Ecclestone Drive (Old Hwy 11) in Downtown Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Western side of the Silver Bridge on Old Hwy 11 (Ecclestone Drive) in Downtown Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #988 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #989 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - A scenic view of the Muskoka River from the Silver Bridge on Ecclestone Drive (Old Hwy 11) in Downtown Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south across the Muskoka River Bridge on Ecclestone Drive (Old Hwy 11) in Downtown Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #990 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Above - Commemorative heritage plaque beside the Silver Bridge on Ecclestone Drive (Old Hwy 11) in Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #991 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #992 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Ecclestone Drive (Old Hwy 11) towards the Silver Bridge in Downtown Bracebridge. Note the green-and-white trailblazer sign, directing traffic to Hwy 11 South. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Manitoba Street (Old Hwy 11) from Ontario Street in Downtown Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #993 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #994 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Manitoba Street (Old Hwy 11) in Downtown Bracebridge. From 1955 until the mid-1970s, Hwy 118 followed Manitoba Street through Downtown Bracebridge. Historically, the route of Hwy 118 turned left onto Taylor Road at the traffic signals at the bottom of the hill. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Manitoba Street (Old Hwy 11) in Downtown Bracebridge. Despite being bypassed by a new highway in the 1950s, the Bracebridge Town Centre has remained quite vibrant and active. Even in this late evening photograph, many of the parking spaces along the main street are still occupied. Unfortunately, Bracebridge was the exception rather than the rule. Many small and mid-sized towns in Ontario were not as successful, and experienced some degree of decline in their downtown areas after being bypassed by new highways. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #995 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #563 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Manitoba Street (Old Hwy 11) departing Downtown Bracebridge. Historically, the route of Hwy 118 turned left onto Monck Road about 500 metres ahead, and continued west towards Port Carling. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Muskoka River Bridge (South Branch) on the Bracebridge Bypass (Hwy 11). This steel deck truss structure carries the northbound lanes of Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #564 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #568 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Muskoka River Bridge on northbound Hwy 11 is a steel Warren-type deck truss with steel beam approach spans. This structure was completed in 1952. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the Muskoka River, facing east towards the dual Hwy 11 structures on the Bracebridge Bypass. The hydro dam located beyond the Hwy 11 bridges controls water flow into the channel from adjacent Spence Lake. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #565 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #566 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Below-deck view of the steel truss superstructure of the Muskoka River Bridge on northbound Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deck view of the Muskoka River Bridge (South Branch), facing south. The 1952 structure originally carried two-way traffic, but it now carries the northbound lanes only. A new bridge was built to carry the southbound lanes of Hwy 11 in the 1970s. The Hwy 118 Interchange can be seen in the far distance. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #569 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #570 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Muskoka River Bridge (South Branch) on southbound Hwy 11 near Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Muskoka River Bridge on southbound Hwy 11 is an inclined leg steel rigid frame bridge. This structure was completed in 1973. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #571 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #567 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the steel rigid frame structure over the Muskoka River (South Branch). Inclined leg steel rigid frame bridges are very rare in Ontario. To my knowledge, the only other example of this bridge design on an Ontario provincial highway is the Seine River Bridge on Hwy 11 between Atikokan and Fort Frances. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The South Branch of the Muskoka River carved out a narrow but deep chasm in the rocks below the two Hwy 11 structures on the Bracebridge Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 9, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1000 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1001 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Hwy 11 towards the Muskoka River (South Branch) Bridge on the Bracebridge Bypass from the Cedar Lane Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2013  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Structure identification number and date stamp (1997) on the Cedar Lane Overpass on Hwy 11 (Bracebridge Bypass). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2013  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1002 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #1003 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Cedar Lane Interchange on the Bracebridge Bypass (Hwy 11), facing south towards Gravenhurst. This grade separation and interchange replaced a former at-grade intersection on Hwy 11 in the late 1990s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2013  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - The ramps at the Cedar Lane Interchange are in an "A-B Parclo" configuration. The exit ramp depicted here from northbound Hwy 11 to Bracebridge is considered a "B" loop ramp. A "B" loop ramp is a situation where a loop ramp exists on the far (downstream) side of the grade separation. Traffic thus utilizes the loop ramp to exit from the freeway. The loop ramp on the southbound side of the highway is an "A" loop ramp, with the loop ramp preceding the grade separation. It is used by traffic entering the freeway from the crossing road. "A-B" Interchanges such as this are fairly uncommon in Ontario. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2013  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #1004 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #278 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - A summer thunderstorm gathers over Hwy 11 at the Cedar Lane Interchange near Bracebridge. Note the "A" loop ramp at left, carrying traffic to southbound Hwy 11. Due to the skew of this interchange, the "B" loop ramp carrying northbound Hwy 11 traffic to Cedar Lane has already exited from the freeway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2013  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 11 towards Huntsville from the Fraserburg Road Overpass in Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #279 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #297 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 11 towards Gravenhurst from the Fraserburg Road Overpass in Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Muskoka River Bridge (North Branch) on southbound Hwy 11 near the Hwy 117 Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #298 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #998 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Muskoka River Bridge on southbound Hwy 11. This single span steel through truss structure was completed in 1953. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Eastern side of the Parkersville Creek Bridge on Old Hwy 11 (Lone Pine Drive). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #996 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #997 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Lone Pine Drive (Old Hwy 11) at the Parkersville Creek Bridge north of Bracebridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Western side of the Parkersville Creek Bridge on Old Hwy 11 (Lone Pine Drive) between Bracebridge and Parkersville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #999 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #302 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The Parkersville Creek Bridge on Old Hwy 11 is a typical Department of Northern Development design. This structure likely dates from the early 1930s, before the Ferguson Highway was assumed by the Department of Highways as Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 11 towards Huntsville from the intersection with Stevenson Road 1. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 17, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #301 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #355 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 11 towards the intersection with Stevenson Road 1. This is one of several at-grade intersections along Hwy 11 between Gravenhurst and Huntsville. The Ministry of Transportation plans to replace all at-grade intersections along Hwy 11 with grade separations or interchanges in the future as traffic demands warrant these changes. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 17, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 11 towards the intersection with South Mary Lake Road near Port Sydney. This at-grade intersection will ultimately be removed during a future highway improvement project. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 17, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #299 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #300 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bypassed Hwy 11 alignment (Greer Road) south of Huntsville at Port Sydney. Note the old truck climbing lane at right, which looks strangely out of place on this lightly-traveled township road. This section of Hwy 11 was bypassed by the current four-lane highway in 1977-1978. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned section of Hwy 11 near Port Sydney, which was bypassed during a highway improvement project which took place in 1938. This former alignment of Hwy 11 was transferred from the province to the Township of Stephenson in 1945. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #307 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Above - Green guide sign on northbound Hwy 11 for the Muskoka Road 3 Interchange in Huntsville. Prior to the construction of the new Huntsville Bypass in 1959, this was the route that Hwy 11 followed into Downtown Huntsville. From 1959 until the early 1970s, this bypassed section of Hwy 11 was known as Hwy 11B. The old route of Hwy 11 through Downtown Huntsville was transferred to the newly-formed District Municipality of Muskoka in 1972. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 11, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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