Hwy 20A Hwy 20A (Wellandport) Hwy 20A   

This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 20A. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Present Day King's Highway 20A (Wellandport) Photographs


HWY 20 #40 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #41 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 20 approaching Bismarck. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 20 towards Smithville from Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #42 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #24 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance sign on Westbound Hwy 20 departing Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Niagara Road 27 (Former Hwy 57, previously Hwy 20A) towards the Hwy 20 Junction at Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #25 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #26 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction of Hwy 20 and Former Hwy 20A at Bismarck, facing north. Until the route was decommissioned in 1970, Hwy 20A (later known as Hwy 57) ended at this intersection. Traffic continuing straight ahead can follow Westbound Hwy 20 to Smithville and Hamilton. Traffic turning right at the intersection in Bismarck can proceed towards Niagara Falls on Eastbound Hwy 20. In 1971, a new King's Highway known as Hwy 75 was designated but never built. The new highway would have begun at this intersection and followed what is now Niagara Road 65 (at left) westerly towards Canborough. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 20 from the Former Hwy 57 Junction at Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 20 at Bismarck. At this intersection, Hwy 20 turns right towards Smithville and Hamilton, while Former Hwy 20A (later known as Hwy 57) turns left towards Wellandport. Although it was never built, Hwy 75 would have proceeded straight through at this intersection on its route towards Canborough. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 20 towards the main intersection at Bismarck. This intersection was fairly unique, because it was one of the only all-way stop controlled intersections on the King's Highways. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #29 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 20 towards Smithville from the Former Hwy 20A Junction (later known as Hwy 57) at Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 20 towards the Former Hwy 20A Junction (later known as Hwy 57) at Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #31 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #62 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 20 towards Smithville from the end of the Bismarck Diversion.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - One of the more interesting features on Hwy 20 is the Bismarck Diversion. Completed in 1933, this diversion was built to allow through traffic to bypass the main intersection in Bismarck. It was originally constructed to carry two-way traffic, but it was later reduced to one lane. The diversion now acts as a very large right-turn channelization. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #32 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #33 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the Bismarck Diversion, which now carries Westbound Hwy 20 traffic only.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Bismarck Diversion on Hwy 20, facing west towards Smithville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #38 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #39 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Bismarck Diversion departs from the mainline lanes of Hwy 20 several hundred metres before the main intersection at Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 20 towards the main intersection at Bismarck. Traffic that misses the Bismarck Diversion can still access Westbound Hwy 20 to Smithville and Hamilton by turning right at the main intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #37 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 20 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Former Hwy 20A Junction (later known as Hwy 57) at Bismarck on Westbound Hwy 20. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 20 towards Fonthill from Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 20 #36 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Distance sign on Eastbound Hwy 20 departing Bismarck.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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