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Hwy 121 Photos - Page 2

This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 121 from Powles Corners northerly to Minden. 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 east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 1: Historical King's Highway 121 Photographs


HWY 121 #1

Above - Pony Truss Bridge on Hwy 121 at Kinmount (August 28, 1957)

Photo © Archives of Ontario (Series RG-14-162-5, Photo #54)

This great centre-line view of the newly-constructed Kinmount Bridge also depicts the junction with Secondary Highway 500 in the background. Note the interesting (and erroneous) junction assembly, which incorrectly marks Hwy 500 as a King's Highway.





HWY 121 #2

Above - Fenelon Falls Bridge on Hwy 121 in 1960. This interesting multiple-span concrete rigid frame bridge was completed by Victoria County in 1948. Note the Hwy 35A junction sign on the light pole, about half-way across the bridge.
(Photograph courtesy of Norm Sanderson)


Present Day King's Highway 121 Photographs (Powles Corners to Minden)


HWY 121 #28 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #29 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 121 from the Hwy 35 Junction at Powles Corners. This section of Hwy 121 was once a part of Hwy 35. When the Fenelon Falls Bypass was completed in 1955, Hwy 35 was rerouted onto the new bypass, while Hwy 121 assumed part of the old route through town.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old highway mileage sign showing the distance to Fenelon Falls on Hwy 121 near the Hwy 35 Junction at Powles Corners. This particular sign likely dates from the late 1970s, when Ontario's highway mileage signs were converted to Metric measurements.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 121 towards Kinmount between Burnt River and Union Creek.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 121 at the Union Creek Bridge north of Burnt River.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 121 at the Union Creek Bridge north of Burnt River.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Union Creek Bridge on Hwy 121 north of Burnt River. Structure completed in 1957.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Union Creek Bridge on Hwy 121 between Burnt River and Kinmount.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up view of the steel balustrades on the Union Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Union Creek Culvert on Hwy 121 north of Burnt River. Although it is a very small structure, the Union Creek Culvert is one of the more interesting bridges along Hwy 121. The culvert was originally built by the Department of Northern Development in the 1920s, but it was later extended on the eastern side to permit the construction of a wider roadway across the structure. The concrete rigid frame extension, carrying the southbound highway lane, was added to the existing structure in 1938.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View underneath the Union Creek Culvert. The original 1920s concrete culvert beams can be seen in the background, while the shallow-arched concrete rigid frame extension of 1938 can be seen in the foreground.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The western side of the Union Creek Culvert is of a standard Department of Northern Development design, similar to hundreds of other small watercourse crossings built on Northern Ontario trunk roads during the 1920s and early 1930s.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 121 towards Burnt River at the Union Creek Culvert.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #13 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign for Hwy 121 at the end of Former Hwy 649 (now Kawartha Lakes Road 49). The old Hwy 121 crown on this sign was simply pasted over with a County Road 121 "flowerpot" sticker when Hwy 121 was downloaded to Victoria County (now Kawartha Lakes) in 1998.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 649 towards the Hwy 121 Junction. The Hwy 121 and Hwy 649 intersection is remarkably overbuilt, with full right-turn channelizations on all approaches. Given the low traffic volumes at this intersection, one can only wonder what prompted such an expenditure.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign for County Road 49 (Former Hwy 649) on Northbound Hwy 121. The erroneous Hwy 649 crown on this sign was pasted over with a County Road 49 "flowerpot" sticker when Hwy 649 was downloaded to Victoria County (now Kawartha Lakes) in 1998. This former Ontario Secondary Highway connected Hwy 121 to Hwy 36 at Bobcaygeon.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 121 towards the Former Hwy 649 Junction between Burnt River and Kinmount.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #16 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #17 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 121 towards the Former Hwy 649 Junction between Burnt River and Kinmount.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 121 towards Kinmount from the Former Hwy 649 Junction.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #19 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Old "Ramp Speed 30" sign on Hwy 121 at the Former Hwy 649 Junction. These signs are now being phased out by the MTO and replaced with new plain yellow signs which just post the numerical advisory speed only. This interesting old highway sign would not likely exist on the road today, if Hwy 121 had not been downloaded.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #20 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #21 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 121 alignment just north of the Hwy 649 Junction.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 121 towards the community of Union Creek.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #22 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 121 across the arched truss bridge over the Burnt River in Kinmount.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Kinmount Bridge on Hwy 121 was completed in 1957. The bridge was extensively rehabilitated in 1994. During the rehabilitation, concrete Jersey barriers were installed along the sides of the roadway to reduce the likelihood of damage to the structural truss members from vehicle collisions.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #24 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #25 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Kinmount Bridge on Hwy 121 over the Burnt River is a Pratt-type steel truss bridge, a design which was seldom used for modern Ontario highway bridges. Most steel truss bridges on Ontario's highways built after 1930 were Warren-type truss structures.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Kinmount Bridge on Hwy 121. Note the low bridge clearance above the river surface. The low bridge clearance was necessary in order to avoid the demolition of buildings adjacent to the bridge along Kinmount's main street during the bridge's construction in the 1950s.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #26 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 121 #27 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 121 towards the Kinmount Bridge.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 121 between Kinmount and Minden.
(Photograph taken on September 19, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 121 #30 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #68 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 121 from the Hwy 35 Junction south of Minden.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 35 towards the Hwy 121 Junction south of Minden.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 35 #69 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 35 #70 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 35 and Former Hwy 121 towards Minden from the Hwy 121 South Junction. The Hwy 121 sign in the sign assembly beside the highway at right is the only surviving Hwy 121 shield along the highway. Fortunately, this sign was somehow missed during the reconstruction of Hwy 35 through Minden in 2001. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 35 towards the Hwy 121 Junction south of Minden.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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