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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 12B (Gamebridge). 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 north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Present Day King's Highway 12B (Gamebridge) Photographs


HWY 12 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Concrete bowstring bridge over the Talbot River on Old Hwy 12 (Hwy 12B) in Gamebridge. Structure completed in 1930. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken in September 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #177 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #178 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Old Hwy 12 in Gamebridge, approaching the Talbot River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Talbot River Bridge on Old Hwy 12 in Gamebridge. This concrete bowstring arch bridge was built by the Department of Public Highways of Ontario (DPHO) in 1930. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #179 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #180 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south across the Talbot River Bridge on Old Hwy 12 in Gamebridge. Like many DPHO-built bridges of this vintage, the Talbot River Bridge has a sidewalk cantilevered out from one side of the concrete truss. Some bowstring bridges built on provincial highways in rural areas of the province had no sidewalk at all, while ones built in urban areas typically had cantilevered sidewalks on both sides. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Talbot River Bridge on Old Hwy 12 is a typical example of a concrete bowstring truss bridge. The Province of Ontario built dozens of these attractive structures along the provincial highway system in the second half of the 1920s and early 1930s. Counties and townships also built large numbers of these structures up until the 1930s. As Ontario's highways became busier, many of these bowstring arch bridges had to be replaced because they were too narrow to accommodate fast, heavy traffic. Only a handful of these bridges still survive today, mostly located on bypassed highway alignments such as this example in Gamebridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #181 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #184 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Talbot River Bridge on Old Hwy 12 in Gamebridge. This bowstring bridge has a total span length of 71 feet, 6 inches. It was nearly identical in design to the White's Creek Bridge on Old Hwy 12 & Old Hwy 48 north of Beaverton, which was also built in 1930. The White's Creek Bridge north of Beaverton was replaced with a new structure in the early 1980s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Sadly, the aging Talbot River Bridge was closed to traffic permanently in October 2018. It was subsequently demolished and replaced with a new structure in 2019. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 12 #183 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 12 #182 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Talbot River Bridge on Old Hwy 12 in Gamebridge, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Old Hwy 12 towards the Hwy 12 Junction in Gamebridge. For a number of years during the 1960s, Old Hwy 12 through Gamebridge was signed as Hwy 12B. Jurisdiction over Hwy 12B through Gamebridge was transferred from the province to the Townships of Thorah and Mara in 1967. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 17, 2017  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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