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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 17 dating from 1970 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 5: Historical King's Highway 17 Photographs (1970 to 1999)


HWY 17 #333

Above - Placing a steel girder on the new Cameron Bay Bridge in 1970. The old timber through truss bridge at left was constructed in 1938. The old wooden structure was demolished in 1971, shortly after the new bridge was completed across the narrows in the Fall of 1970.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1970)





HWY 17 #1328             HWY 17 #1329

Left - Intersection improvements at Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 and Ouimet Canyon Road between Thunder Bay and Nipigon, Contract #1971-123. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1972.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1972)

Right - Pier construction for the new Nipigon River Bridge on Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 near Nipigon, Contract #1972-205. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1973.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1973)





HWY 17 #1330             HWY 17 #1331

Left - Deck construction on the new Nipigon River Bridge on Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 near Nipigon, Contract #1972-205. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1974)

Right - Heavy grading for a new section of the Thunder Bay Expressway (Hwy 11 & Hwy 17) near Oliver Road, Contract #1972-202. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1974.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1974)





HWY 17 #1332             HWY 17 #1334

Left - New passing lane on Hwy 11 & Hwy 17, about 22 1/2 miles west of Thunder Bay, Contract #1975-26. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1976.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1976)

Right - New vertical grade revision and rock cut on Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 east of Shabaqua Corners, Contract #1976-17. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1977.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)





HWY 17 #1333

Above - Widening of the Thunder Bay Expressway (Hwy 11 & Hwy 17) approaching John Street, Contract #1977-41. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1977.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)





HWY 17 #25

Above - Rock cut at Cavers Hill, facing south towards Pays Plat Bay (1978)
(Photo Courtesy of Walter Muma - © 1978)




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