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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 21 dating from 1927 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 1: Historical King's Highway 21 Photographs


HWY 82 #1

Above - Circa 1940 postcard view of the Junction of Hwy 21 & Hwy 82 at Pork Franks. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of The Photogelatine Engraving Company Ltd.)





HWY 21 #156             HWY 21 #157

NEW Left - New mulch asphalt pavement on Hwy 21 south of Grand Bend (1944)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1944)

NEW Right - Zone striping on Hwy 21, 6 miles north of Forest. Photo taken on September 21, 1948.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)





HWY 21 #31

Above - View of Hwy 21 passing through a rural area, 2 1/2 miles south of Kincardine. Photo taken on August 25, 1949. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)





HWY 6 #303             HWY 6 #302

Left - Owen Sound District Garage and Paint Shop. Photo taken on October 29, 1952.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)

Right - Highway sign storage room at the Owen Sound District Garage in 1952. Note the "Junction" sign for Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 leaning against the wall. Despite the widespread downloading of Ontario's King's Highways in the 1990s, the overlapped route of Hwy 6 & Hwy 21 still remains intact today between Springmount and Owen Sound. Photo taken on October 29, 1952.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 21 #61

Above - "Sno-Go" rotary snow plow performing winter snow-clearing operations on Hwy 21, 2 miles north of Tiverton. Photo taken on March 6, 1954. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 21 #158

NEW Above - New Port Albert Bridge on Hwy 21 north of Goderich. Photo taken on August 19, 1954.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 21 #155

Above - Snowplowing operations on Hwy 21, 1 mile south of Port Elgin. Photo taken on November 6, 1954. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 21 #166             HWY 21 #167

NEW Left - Grading on Hwy 21, 2 miles south of Port Elgin (1955)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1955)

NEW Right - Grading for a new earth cut on Hwy 21, 5 miles north of Underwood (1955)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1955)





HWY 21 #159             HWY 21 #160

NEW Left - Zone striping on Hwy 21, 3 1/2 miles south of Port Elgin (1956)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1956)

NEW Right - View of Hwy 21, 1 1/2 miles south of Forest (1957)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 81 #14             HWY 21 #161

Left - Postcard view of the Hwy 21 & Hwy 81 Junction in Grand Bend in 1957. Note the steel truss bridge across the Ausable River on Hwy 21 immediately south of the Hwy 81 Junction. This steel truss bridge existed up until 1964, when it was demolished and replaced with the current Hwy 21 structure. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Canadian Post Card Company Ltd.)

NEW Right - Piers for the new Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 21 at Southampton (1958)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1958)





HWY 21 #162

NEW Above - Rotary snowplow in operation on Hwy 21, Stratford District (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 21 #165             HWY 21 #163

NEW Left - Construction progress on the new Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 21 in Southampton (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)

NEW Right - New culvert extension under construction on Hwy 21 south of the Hwy 84 Junction at St. Joseph (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 21 #173

NEW Above - Completed Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 21 in Southampton in 1959. The new bridge was constructed in just under 2 years at an approximate cost of $735,400, in 1959 Dollars (the equivalent of approximately $6.2 million today). The new bridge was 442 feet in length and was officially opened to traffic on September 9, 1959.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 21 #174             HWY 21 #164

NEW Left - Southampton Mayor W.H. Rogers cuts the ribbon and officially opens the new Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 21 to traffic on September 9, 1959. The ceremony attendees were, from left to right: Fred Cass, Minister of Highways; Lloyd Johnston, local businessman; Ross Whitcher, M.P.P. for Bruce; W.H. Rogers, Mayor of Southampton; George Joynt, Warden for Bruce County; and John Hanna, M.P.P for Huron-Bruce.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)

NEW Right - Resurfaced section of Hwy 21 near Drysdale, between St. Joseph and Bayfield (1959)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)





HWY 21 #175

NEW Above - New spillway with energy dissipation weirs at a culvert on Hwy 21, 1 1/4 miles south of St. Joseph (1960)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1960)





HWY 21 #49             HWY 21 #62

Left - Relocation of Hwy 21 north of Goderich approaching the Maitland River (1961)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)

Right - Aerial view of the relocated Hwy 21 approaching Goderich, showing the new Maitland River Bridge (1962)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1962)





HWY 21 #172

NEW Above - New Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 21 in Goderich (1962)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1962)





HWY 21 #168             HWY 21 #169

NEW Left - Railway crossing gates and flashing warning lights on Hwy 21 in Thamesville (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)

NEW Right - Paving operations on Hwy 21 near Kincardine (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)





HWY 21 #60

Above - Postcard view of Goderich Street (Hwy 21) in Downtown Port Elgin in 1964. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Canadian Post Card Company Ltd.)





HWY 21 #170             HWY 21 #171

NEW Left - Excavator cutting a new drainage ditch on Hwy 21 north of Southampton (1964)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1964)

NEW Right - Reconstruction of Hwy 21 approaching the Little Bear Creek Bridge, north of the Hwy 80 Junction at Oil City (1974)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1974)




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