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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 11 dating from 1940 to 1949. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 2: Historical King's Highway 11 Photographs (1940 to 1949)


HWY 11 #183

Above - Opening ceremony of Hwy 11 between Nipigon and Geraldton. Photo taken on September 7, 1940. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2, Hwy 11/17 Folder)





HWY 11 #691

Above - Circa 1940 postcard view of Hwy 11 in Downtown Huntsville. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Annabelle Studio)





HWY 11 #185

Above - Completed section of the new Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) at Mile 61.0, looking west in 1940. This section of the highway was built by Tomlinson Construction, under Contract #1940-128. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-2-27, Photo #7)





HWY 11 #186             HWY 11 #187

Left - Circa 1940 postcard view of Hwy 11 at Jumping Caribou Lake. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of MacLean Photo)

Right - Circa 1940 postcard view of the Nipigon-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) near Orient Bay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 60 #8             HWY 11 #40

Left - Department of Highways' Truck Weigh Scale at the Hwy 11 & 60 Junction in Huntsville (1941)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)

Right - A nearly-completed section of the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) at the Nagagami River in 1941. Note the temporary road construction camp in the background. This was one of several temporary camps built along the highway to house engineering and construction staff during the highway's construction.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)





HWY 11 #36             HWY 11 #39

Left - Construction operations underway in 1941 on the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)

Right - A temporary timber bridge on the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1941
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)





HWY 11 #37             HWY 11 #38

Left - Clearing the muskeg for the new Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1941
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)

Right - Temporary timber bridge at the Shekak River on Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1941
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)





HWY 11 #41             HWY 11 #42

Left - Graded section of the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) that had already been opened to traffic (1941)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)

Right - Completed section of the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1942
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1942)





HWY 11 #43             HWY 11 #44

Left - Completed section of the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1942
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1942)

Right - Completed section of the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1942
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1942)





HWY 11 #45

Above - Completed section of the Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11) in 1942
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1942)





HWY 11 #188             HWY 11 #46

Left - Circa 1943 postcard view of Longlac Railway Overhead on Hwy 11. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)

Right - Circa 1943 postcard view of new Hearst-Geraldton Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Fisher Studio, Geraldton)





HWY 11 #981             HWY 11 #982

NEW Left - Circa 1945 postcard view of the Pagwachuan River Bridge on Hwy 11 between Hearst and Longlac. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Fisher Studio, Geraldton)

NEW Right - Circa 1945 postcard view of the Pagwachuan River Bridge on the new Hearst-Geraldton Highway (Hwy 11). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Fisher Studio, Geraldton)





HWY 11 #980

NEW Above - Circa 1945 postcard view of a newly paved section of Hwy 11 north of Temagami. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of MacLean Photo)





HWY 11 #68

Above - Circa 1948 postcard view of Hwy 11 in Downtown Huntsville. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Annabelle Studio)





HWY 11 #258

Above - View of Hwy 11 facing south towards Severn Bridge. Photo taken on June 9, 1949. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)





HWY 69 #32

Above - New junction of Hwy 11 & Hwy 69 south of Gravenhurst. Photo taken on June 9, 1949.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-5-121, Photo #327)

This photo shows the new junction of Hwy 11 and Hwy 69 on the first Gravenhurst Bypass, which opened in 1948. The original junction of these two highways was located in downtown Gravenhurst. This intersection can still be found today just north of the current Hwy 11 interchange, adjacent to the Gravenhurst McDonald's restaurant. Click here to see a 2005 view of this intersection. See an Enlarged Photo Here.





HWY 11 #9             HWY 11 #7

Left - Hwy 11 in the Temagami Provincial Forest Reserve at Angus Lake. Photo taken on July 5, 1949.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)

Right - New Frederickhouse River Bridge under construction in 1949. Note the old timber bridge at right. Photo taken on July 6, 1949.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)





HWY 11 #8

Above - New diversion of Hwy 11 located south of Lake Vernon near Huntsville. Photo taken on July 22, 1949.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)




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