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Page 5: Present Day King's Highway 17 Photographs (Ottawa to Renfrew)


HWY 17 #244 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #245 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards old railway subway on Carling Avenue (Old Hwy 17) near Kanata
(Photograph taken on August 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Carling Avenue Subway is one of the narrowest railway structures ever built across a King's Highway. This structure was completed in 1925.
(Photograph taken on August 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #242 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #243 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards old railway subway on Carling Avenue (Old Hwy 17) near Kanata
(Photograph taken on August 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Until the completion of the western leg of the Ottawa Queensway in 1970, all Trans-Canada Highway traffic used to pass through this narrow railway subway on Carling Avenue. While Carling Avenue is still a fairly busy street, it no longer carries the through traffic it once did.
(Photograph taken on August 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #246 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #252 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1925) on the Carling Avenue Subway on Old Hwy 17 near Kanata
(Photograph taken on August 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An old curve diversion on the original route of Hwy 17 near Carp
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #250 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #251 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Inscription on culvert north of Carp - "ONTARIO PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY 1929"
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another curve diversion on Old Hwy 17 (Donald B. Munro Drive) near Kinburn
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #267 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #266 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 near Antrim, shortly after the Hwy 417 extension to Arnprior was opened
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 17 near Antrim. The route of Hwy 17 was truncated just south of Antrim after the Hwy 417 extension was opened to traffic in 2004. The old highway now functions as a service road to adjacent properties.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #247 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #248 - © Cameron Bevers

Above Photos - The opening of Hwy 417 in 2004 created a discontinuous section of Hwy 17 south of Arnprior. This section is marked by a pair of "Hwy 17 Ends" signs, positioned about 11 km apart. The sign on the left is located at the Antrim terminus, while the sign on the right is located at the Arnprior terminus.
(Photographs taken on August 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #249 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #265 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An overgrown curve diversion at Antrim marks the end of the original alignment of Hwy 17 between Nepean and Antrim. This old winding section of Hwy 17 was bypassed as a result of highway improvement projects carried out in the 1960s and 1970s.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An old alignment of Hwy 17 can be found at the Mississippi River Bridge north of Antrim. Note the original highway's route at right (Hunt Line Road)
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #264 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #263 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The old alignment of Hwy 17 goes to the original site of the Mississippi River Bridge
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The old bridge crossed the Mississippi River at a right angle, which resulted in a dangerous downhill curve on Hwy 17's southern approach to the bridge.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #260 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #261 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The original bridge piers are still visible at the Mississippi River, but the bridge itself was demolished years ago
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the old bridge piers, facing south from the north bank of the Mississippi River
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #257 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #254 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 17 at Mississippi River Bridge south of Arnprior
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Mississippi River Bridge on Hwy 17 south of Arnprior
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #255 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #256 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Mississippi River Bridge is a three-span steel truss bridge, consisting of a Pratt through truss main span, and two Warren pony truss approach spans. The structure was completed in 1955.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 at Mississippi River Bridge south of Arnprior
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #259 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #262 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1982) on the Mississippi River Bridge south of Arnprior. This date refers to the last major reconstruction date, not the initial construction date of the bridge.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Mississippi River Bridge on Hwy 17 now sits quietly in a secluded rural setting, as traffic passes by on the newly-opened section of Hwy 417 which can be seen in the distance
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #253 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing east towards Antrim and the Mississippi River Bridge south of Arnprior
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #258 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #268 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bridge manufacturer's plaque on the Mississippi River Bridge on Hwy 17. To my knowledge, this is the only steel truss bridge manufactured by Runnymede Steel Construction Ltd. on a King's Highway.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Voyageur Trail tourist route sign on Hwy 17 near Arnprior. Sadly, these interesting tourist route signs are being phased out in many parts of Ontario
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #269 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Inscription on culvert south of Renfrew - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1936"
(Photograph taken on August 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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