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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 12 dating from 1990 to 1999. 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 3: Historical King's Highway 12 Photographs (1990-1999)


HWY 400 #262             HWY 400 #263

Left - Facing north along Hwy 69 towards Port Severn from the Hwy 12 Interchange in Waubaushene in 1990. Note the construction of the new structure at left, that will carry the future southbound lanes of the highway. This point marked the southern terminus of Hwy 69 for almost 20 years. The Hwy 12 Interchange also marked the northern terminus of Hwy 400 up until 1997, when Hwy 400 was extended along the completed four-lane section of Hwy 69 from Waubaushene to the McDonald River, north of Port Severn. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in May, 1990.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 12 at the Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 Interchange at Waubaushene (May, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 12 #52             HWY 12 #53

NEW Left - Canadian National Railway (CNR) Overhead on the South Orillia Bypass (Hwy 12), facing north towards Memorial Avenue. Photo taken in July, 1990. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Northern side of the Canadian National Railway (CNR) Overhead on the South Orillia Bypass (Hwy 12). Photo taken in July, 1990. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #50             HWY 12 #51

NEW Left - Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Overhead on Hwy 12 near Coldwater, facing west towards Waubaushene. Photo taken in September, 1990. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Southern side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Overhead near Coldwater. Photo taken in September, 1990. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 400 #266             HWY 400 #267

Left - Facing south along the future southbound lanes of Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 from the Hwy 12 Interchange in Waubaushene (October 17, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Dual structures on Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 at the Hwy 12 Interchange in Waubaushene (October 17, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 400 #268             HWY 400 #269

Left - Completed southbound Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 Overpass at the Hwy 12 Interchange in Waubaushene (October 17, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Future southbound lanes of Hwy 69 & Hwy 400, facing north from the Hwy 12 Interchange in Waubaushene on October 17, 1990. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 12 #46             HWY 12 #47

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 12 approaching the Atherley Narrows Bridge in Orillia in 1991, shortly before the structure was replaced. Growing traffic pressure on this strategic highway link between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching forced the Ministry of Transportation to replace the existing two-lane structure across Atherley Narrows with a four-lane highway bridge in 1998-1999. Photo taken on May 6, 1991. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Lake Couchiching side of the Atherley Narrows Bridge on Hwy 12 in Orillia on May 6, 1991. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 400 #270             HWY 400 #271

Left - Facing east along Hwy 12 towards the completed Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 Interchange in Waubaushene (August 17, 1992)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing south along the new southbound lanes of Hwy 69 & Hwy 400 approaching the Hwy 12 Interchange in Waubaushene (August 17, 1992)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 12 #74             HWY 12 #75

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 12 towards Orillia at the Trent Canal Bridge at Gamebridge. Photo taken on June 16, 1993. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Eastern side of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12 at Gamebridge. Photo taken on June 16, 1993. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #62             HWY 12 #63

NEW Left - Rehabilitation of the Talbot River Bridge on Hwy 12 near Gamebridge. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - During rehabilitation of the Talbot River Bridge in 1994-1995, temporary traffic signals alternated northbound and southbound traffic flow on Hwy 12. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #64             HWY 12 #65

NEW Left - Reconstructed northbound side of the Talbot River Bridge on Hwy 12 near Gamebridge. As part of this bridge rehabilitation, the old steel handrails were removed and replaced by concrete handrails. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Upon completion of the northbound side of the Talbot River Bridge, the southbound lane of Hwy 12 was closed for reconstruction. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #66             HWY 12 #67

NEW Left - As part of the rehabilitation of the Talbot River Bridge on Hwy 12, the asphalt roadway surface was removed in order to allow repairs to be made to the concrete deck and steel reinforcing bars. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Concrete deck restoration on the Talbot River Bridge on Hwy 12 near Gamebridge. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #68             HWY 12 #69

NEW Left - Completed Talbot River Bridge on Hwy 12, facing north towards Orillia. Photo taken on September 27, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Rehabilitated Talbot River Bridge on Hwy 12 near Gamebridge. Photo taken on September 27, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #76             HWY 12 #77

NEW Left - Eastern side of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12 at Gamebridge. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - During 1995, an extensive rehabilitation project was carried out on the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12 near Gamebridge. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #78             HWY 12 #79

NEW Left - Pier enclosure at the southern end of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12 at Gamebridge. During the bridge rehabilitation project, the piers were reconstructed. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - View of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12 near Gamebridge, facing south from the northern side of the Trent Canal. Photo taken on May 15, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #82             HWY 12 #83

NEW Left - The north pier was removed and replaced during the rehabilitation of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12. Temporary steel piers were installed to support the bridge during the pier replacement phase. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Concrete form installation at the Trent River Bridge, in preparation for the concrete pour. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #84             HWY 12 #85

NEW Left - The original north pier of the Trent Canal Bridge was replaced virtually in-kind with a new pier during the bridge rehabilitation project. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - The ingenious temporary steel pier system was designed so that Hwy 12 could remain open to traffic during the replacement of the north pier. Photo taken on May 24, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #80             HWY 12 #81

NEW Left - The north pier was completely replaced during the reconstruction of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12. The temporary steel piers were removed shortly after this photo was taken. Photo taken on June 29, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - The pier immediately north of the Trent Canal was encased with a new thicker layer of concrete. The concrete was pumped into customized steel forms surrounding the original bridge piers. Photo taken on June 29, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





HWY 12 #86             HWY 12 #87

NEW Left - Deck rehabilitation of the Trent Canal Bridge on Hwy 12. Photo taken on June 29, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

NEW Right - Replaced north pier of the Trent Canal Bridge at the end of the construction project. Photo taken on September 27, 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)




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