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Page 25: Present Day King's Highway 17 Photographs (English River to Ignace)


HWY 17 #174 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #176 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the English River Bridge on Hwy 17, about 48 km west of Upsala. This six-span creosoted timber trestle structure was completed in 1950. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Note the gravel banks on the south side of the English River Bridge. During construction of the bridge in 1949 and 1950, a temporary Bailey Bridge was installed on these gravel approaches in order to divert traffic around the bridge construction site. Click here to see a 1949 Photo of the English River Bridge construction site, including the temporary Bailey Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #175 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #177 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards Upsala on Hwy 17 at the English River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the English River Bridge. Timber trestle bridges such as this example at English River are becoming scarce in Ontario. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #173 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #172 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up view of the laminated timber deck superstructure of the English River Bridge on Hwy 17. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards Ignace at the English River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #171 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #170 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the steel beam guide rails on the English River Bridge. These railings are not original, and were only added to the bridge in recent decades. The original handrails were made exclusively of wood. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the English River from Hwy 17. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #103 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #102 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The entrance to this abandoned Hwy 17 alignment near Raven Lake (about 25 km west of English River) is now almost completely obscured by trees. The alignment is barely visible from the current highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Despite the overgrown entrance, the white centre lines on this old alignment of Hwy 17 are visible. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #101 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #100 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The old alignment actually crosses the current Hwy 17 about 27 km west of English River, then disappears back into the woods. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another view of the abandoned Hwy 17 alignment near Raven Lake, west of English River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #99 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #98 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A significant portion of the original 1930s highway alignment near Raven Lake was bypassed by a new straighter highway in the 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This abandoned Hwy 17 alignment near English River is several kilometres long. Nearly 5 km of the original Hwy 17 route was bypassed west of Raven Lake. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #97 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #96 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Superelevated curve on the abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 near Raven Lake. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards Upsala at the Gulliver River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #95 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #94 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - North side of the Gulliver River Bridge on Hwy 17, 11 km east of Ignace. This 8-span steel beam and timber trestle structure was completed in 1942. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - South side of the Gulliver River Bridge on Hwy 17, facing east towards Upsala. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #93 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #92 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the creosoted timber trestle supporting the steel beam deck of the Gulliver River Bridge on Hwy 17. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Gulliver River Bridge on Hwy 17, facing west towards Ignace. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #91 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #90 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards Ignace at the Gulliver River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned Hwy 17 alignment at Tower Hill in Ignace, facing east towards Upsala. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #89 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #1078 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 17 alignment at Tower Hill, facing west towards Downtown Ignace. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign on westbound Hwy 17 approaching the Hwy 599 Junction in Ignace. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 31, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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