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Page 7: Present Day King's Highway 17 Photographs (Deep River to North Bay)


HWY 17 #837 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #839 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Hwy 17 at Rolphton, facing west towards Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton. Until Hwy 635 was transferred to Renfrew County during the 1997-1998 provincial highway downloads, this was the only provincial highway junction along Hwy 17 between Pembroke and Mattawa.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #838 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #840 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs marking the Hwy 635 Junction on Hwy 17 at Rolphton. Before it was downloaded, Hwy 635 was a short provincial secondary highway leading to Rapides-des-Joachims, located on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance sign on Hwy 17, facing east from the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #841 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #842 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Hwy 17 Junction at Rolphton marks the southern terminus of Hwy 635.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 635 towards Rapides-des-Joachims from the Hwy 17 Junction at Rolphton.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #844 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #843 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 635 Junction on Hwy 17, facing east towards Deep River.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 from the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #845 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #836 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance sign on Hwy 17, facing west from the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #846 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #848 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 17 at Colton Lake, facing west towards Mackey.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 17 at Colton Lake, facing east towards Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #849 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #850 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An abandoned bridge built by the Department of Northern Development spans Colton Creek on a former Hwy 17 alignment between Rolphton and Mackey.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The abandoned bridge over Colton Creek was likely constructed in the late 1920s or early 1930s. It was bypassed by a new Hwy 17 alignment in the late 1940s, during the construction of the nearby Des Joachim Hydro-Electric Power Development.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #847 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #851 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 near the Town of Laurentian Hills' east limits, at Colton Creek.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 17 at Harvey Creek, facing west towards Mackey.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #852 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #853 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Mackey on Hwy 17, facing east towards Rolphton.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east across the Findlay Creek Causeway on Hwy 17, just east of Mackey. The water level on the Ottawa River was raised substantially following the completion of the Des Joachim Hydro-Electric Power Development, flooding many low-lying areas. Small creeks leading into the Ottawa River suddenly became lakes of their own accord as a result of the Des Joachim Hydro-Electric development. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #854 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #855 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards the Findlay Creek Causeway near Mackey. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Des Joachim Diversion on Hwy 17, near Driftwood Provincial Park. The Des Joachim Hydro-Electric Power Development resulted in the relocation of nearly 20 km of Hwy 17 between Mackey and Bissett Creek onto higher ground. This massive highway diversion was completed and opened to traffic in 1948. The original highway alignment, which closely followed the Ottawa River, was abandoned after traffic was diverted onto the new highway. The original route of Hwy 17 was then flooded behind the Des Joachim Dam when the generating station went into service in 1950. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #856 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #857 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Stonecliffe Railway Subway on Hwy 17. Structure completed in 1948.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Stonecliffe Railway Subway is a simple steel plate girder structure.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #858 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #859 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Traces of a painted message stating "CLEARANCE 15 FT." are still visible on the Stonecliffe Subway.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Stonecliffe Railway Subway on Hwy 17.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #860 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #862 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Stonecliffe on Hwy 17, facing west towards Mattawa. Stonecliffe is one of only a handful of small communities situated along Hwy 17 between Deep River and Mattawa.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 17 at Stonecliffe, facing east towards Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #861 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #863 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 17 approaching Stonecliffe.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The original route of Hwy 17 passed directly through Stonecliffe.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #864 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #865 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 from Stonecliffe towards Grants Creek. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 17 descends a substantial grade approaching Grants Creek and Stonecliffe. This is one of many dramatic vistas which greet motorists traveling on Hwy 17 along the Ottawa River between Mattawa and Deep River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #866 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #867 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned section of Hwy 17 between Stonecliffe and Bissett Creek. Part of the bypassed highway is submerged in water.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This former Hwy 17 alignment was bypassed by a new highway decades ago.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #868 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #876 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Bissett Creek Railway Subway on Hwy 17, facing west towards Mattawa.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned curve on Hwy 17 approaching the Bissett Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #869 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #870 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards the Bissett Creek Bridge. The highway crosses this creek directly underneath the Bissett Creek Railway Subway.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Bissett Creek Bridge was ingeniously squeezed through an opening in the Bissett Creek Railway Subway, creating the appearance of a multi-level structure.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #874 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #872 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Bissett Creek Railway Subway was originally built to span only the adjacent Bissett Creek. However, during the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway in the early 1930s, the highway was built below one of the spans, in order to provide a grade separation between the road and railway.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Bissett Creek Bridge on Hwy 17, facing east towards Stonecliffe.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #873 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #871 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Bissett Creek Bridge was built in 1995, replacing an earlier bridge that had been constructed at this location in 1962. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards Mattawa from the Bissett Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #875 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #877 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Hwy 17 at Bissett Creek, facing west towards Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 17 approaching Bissett Bay, between Stonecliffe and Deux-Rivieres. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #281 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #282 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards the Mattawa Railway Subway on Hwy 17 east of Mattawa.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Mattawa Railway Subway on Hwy 17. Structure completed in 1932.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #283 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #284 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1932) on the Mattawa Railway Subway on Hwy 17.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Mattawa Railway Subway on Hwy 17.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #285 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #286 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Advance direction sign on Westbound Hwy 17 in Mattawa. In Downtown Mattawa, Hwy 17 abruptly turns left on its route west towards North Bay. The through road at the junction in Mattawa is Hwy 533, which leads north to join Hwy 63 about half-way between North Bay and Thorne.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 533 in Mattawa, facing west towards North Bay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #291 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Mattawa Railway Overpass on Hwy 17. This railway passes directly underneath the Hwy 17 & Hwy 533 Junction.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #292 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #293 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the Mattawa Railway Overpass at the Hwy 17 & Hwy 533 Junction.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1969) on the Mattawa Railway Overpass at the Hwy 17 & Hwy 533 Junction.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #287 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #288 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards North Bay from the Hwy 533 Junction in Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Hwy 17 & Hwy 533 in Mattawa, facing east. This unfortunate location of the railway overpass has resulted in poor intersection geometrics and sight lines at this junction. The existing intersection was recently replaced with a modern roundabout. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #289 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #290 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards the Hwy 17 Junction along Hwy 533 in Mattawa.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards the Hwy 533 Junction along Hwy 17 in Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #294 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #295 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western approach to the Hwy 17 & Hwy 533 Junction in Mattawa. The new Mattawa Roundabout, which replaced this conventional T-intersection, was completed and opened to traffic in November, 2011. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 west of Mattawa. Note the old highway alignment climbing the hill in the distance.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #296 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #297 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Old Hwy 17 west of Mattawa.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Old Hwy 17 west of Mattawa. Note the new alignment of Hwy 17 (Earl's Lake Diversion), which joins in on the right in the far background. About 4 km of Hwy 17's route was relocated here in the late 1950s to avoid the steep grades approaching Mattawa. Compare this present day photo to this Historical Photo from the 1950s, showing the same section of highway before the Earl's Lake Diversion was built. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #298 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #299 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The old alignment of Hwy 17 near Mattawa was bypassed because of its steep grades.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An abandoned section of Hwy 17 between Mattawa and Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #300 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #301 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An abandoned section of Hwy 17 near Rutherglen.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A former alignment of Hwy 17 glides off into the forests near Bonfield. Relocations such as this one are visible in several places along Hwy 17 between Mattawa and North Bay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #302 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #303 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This abandoned Hwy 17 alignment near Bonfield has almost completely succumbed to the advancing forest.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This abandoned section of Hwy 17 near Bonfield has fared somewhat better, as it is now part of a driveway.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #304 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #274 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A substantial vertical sag curve on an abandoned alignment of Hwy 17 near Bonfield.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards North Bay at the Hwy 531 Junction at Bonfield. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #275 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #276 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards North Bay near the Hwy 94 Junction near Corbeil.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern approach to the Hwy 11 Interchange in North Bay, facing west along Hwy 17. For 4 km, Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 run concurrently along the North Bay Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #278 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #306 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 (North Bay Bypass) at the Ontario Northland Railway Crossing.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 (North Bay Bypass) at the Ontario Northland Railway Crossing.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #277 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #305 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Advance direction sign for the Hwy 17B (Fisher Street) Junction on the North Bay Bypass.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 towards the Hwy 17B Junction (Fisher Street) in North Bay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #280 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Advance junction sign assembly at Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 and Hwy 63 in North Bay.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #279 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing west along Hwy 11 & Hwy 17 towards the Hwy 63 Junction (Cassels Street) in North Bay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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