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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 21, arranged by location from Amberley northerly to the Highway 9 Junction in Kincardine. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 5: Present Day King's Highway 21 Photographs (Amberley to Kincardine)


HWY 21 #177             HWY 21 #180

NEW Left - Approaching Amberley on Hwy 21, facing south towards the Hwy 86 Junction. These two highways intersect about 19 km south of Kincardine. Up until 1998, Hwy 86 was a King's Highway under provincial jurisdiction between the Kitchener-Waterloo area and Amberley. As a result of provincial service realignment in the 1990s, jurisdiction over Hwy 86 was transferred from the province to the Counties of Bruce and Huron in this area. Hwy 86 is thus a municipal highway today. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 21 towards Kincardine at the Clark Creek Bridge, located about 2 km north of the Hwy 86 Junction at Amberley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #179             HWY 21 #181

NEW Left - Side view of the Clark Creek Bridge on Hwy 21 north of Amberley. This single-span concrete girder structure was completed in 1970. This new bridge replaced a much older concrete bowstring arch bridge which dated back to the 1920s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 21 towards Amberley at the Clark Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #178             HWY 21 #63

NEW Left - Date stamp (1970) and structure identification number (Site #2-210) on the Clark Creek Bridge on Hwy 21. This structure once had standard Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) double handrail parapet walls, but they were removed and replaced with a modern barrier wall with a single handrail when the structure was rehabilitated in 2011. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 21 towards Amberley at the South Pine River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #64             HWY 21 #66

Left - Facing north along Hwy 21 towards Kincardine at the South Pine River Bridge, located about 6 km north of the Hwy 86 Junction at Amberley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - South Pine River Bridge on Hwy 21 near Amberley. This single-span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1957. This bridge replaced a much older concrete bowstring arch bridge which dated back to the 1920s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #65             HWY 21 #68

Left - The embossed concrete stripes on the South Pine River Bridge stanchions were thoughtfully reinstated during a bridge rehabilitation project several years ago. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old DHO survey monument on Hwy 21 near Amberley. These concrete monuments were used as control points for survey work and to establish elevations of various highway features. Thousands of these obelisks were erected along the King's Highways during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #67             HWY 21 #182

Left - Plaque on the top of the DHO survey monument on Hwy 21 near Amberley. This survey monument was probably installed around 1940. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 21 from the southern entrance to the community of Pine River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #183             HWY 21 #184

NEW Left - Approaching Pine River on Hwy 21, facing north. This small rural community is situated about half-way between Amberley and Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 21 towards Kincardine at the Bruce Road 6 Junction at Pine River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #185             HWY 21 #69

NEW Left - Facing south along Hwy 21 approaching the community of Pine River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Royal Oak Creek Bridge on Hwy 21, located about 6 km south of Kincardine. This single-span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1941. This was one of two bridges built along Hwy 21 in the Amberley area in the early 1940s. A concrete barrel arch structure was built on Hwy 21 over the north branch of the Eighteen Mile River at Laurier in 1941. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #70             HWY 21 #71

Left - Facing north along Hwy 21 towards Kincardine at the Royal Oak Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 21 towards Amberley at the Royal Oak Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #72             HWY 21 #73

Left - Western side of the Royal Oak Creek Bridge on Hwy 21 near Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Steel and concrete handrail design of the Royal Oak Creek Bridge on Hwy 21 between Amberley and Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #186             HWY 21 #187

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 21 about 3 km south of Kincardine. When Hwy 21 was first assumed by the province as a King's Highway in the mid-1930s, the highway was surfaced with gravel between Amberley and Kincardine. This section of Hwy 21 was first paved in 1946 under Contract #1946-31, shortly after the conclusion of World War II. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Hwy 21 about 3 km south of Kincardine, facing south towards Amberley. The section of Hwy 21 between Goderich and Kincardine was first assumed by the DHO as a provincial highway on May 15, 1935. Since the highway forms a rather strategic link along the shores of Lake Huron, Hwy 21 was unaffected by the mass downloading of Ontario's King's Highways to municipalities during the late 1990s and remains under provincial jurisdiction today. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #188             HWY 21 #189

NEW Left - Entering the Municipality of Kincardine on Hwy 21, facing north towards the Hwy 9 Junction. The Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 Junction can be seen in the far distance. At one time, Hwy 21 passed directly through Downtown Kincardine, but a new bypass for Hwy 21 was constructed around Kincardine in the late 1970s and early 1980s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Distance guide sign on southbound Hwy 21 departing from Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #75             HWY 21 #74

Left - Bluewater Veterans Highway sign on Hwy 21 south of Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching Kincardine Avenue on Hwy 21, facing north. Until the late 1970s, Hwy 21 turned left and followed Kincardine Avenue through Downtown Kincardine. However, the completion of the Kincardine Bypass allowed through traffic on Hwy 21 to bypass Kincardine altogether. At one time, a large curved diversion began at this point and curved to the left into Kincardine. Constructed in 1946, this highway diversion expedited traffic movements into and out of Kincardine. The curve was abandoned and removed during the construction of the first phase of the Kincardine Bypass in 1978-1979. There is little trace left today that would suggest a highway curve ever existed here. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #190             HWY 21 #191

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 21 at the Old Hwy 21 Junction (Kincardine Avenue). When Hwy 21 was first established as a provincial highway in 1935, provincial jurisdiction over the route ended at this intersection. The balance of the route of Hwy 21 through Kincardine was maintained by the municipality. For a comparatively small urban centre, the historical routes of Hwy 21 through Kincardine were surprisingly complicated. Several different routes were established for Hwy 21 through the Kincardine area between the mid-1930s and early 1980s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Hwy 21 facing south towards Amberley from Old Hwy 21 (Kincardine Avenue). The old curved diversion used to sweep in from the right about half-way between Kincardine Avenue and the intersection of Bruce Avenue, which can be seen part way up the hill in the background. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #193             HWY 21 #77

NEW Left - Facing east along Kincardine Avenue (Old Hwy 21) towards the Hwy 21 Junction. Although the long curved diversion at the south entrance to Kincardine was removed decades ago, the predominant movement to southbound Hwy 21 is served by a channelized right-turn lane today. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 21 Junction on Kincardine Avenue (Old Hwy 21) at the southeastern entrance to Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #76             HWY 21 #192

Left - Signs marking the upcoming Hwy 21 Junction on Kincardine Avenue (Old Hwy 21). The Kincardine Bypass was completed in two phases during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Prior to the completion of the first phase of the Hwy 21 Bypass in 1979, all through traffic had to pass through Downtown Kincardine. After the Kincardine Bypass was completed, the route of Hwy 21 was moved onto the new route along the eastern side of town, while the former alignment of Hwy 21 through Downtown Kincardine was decommissioned as a King's Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 29, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Kincardine Avenue (Old Hwy 21) approaching Kincardine. The majority of the town's amenities are located in the town centre, although newer commercial areas have been established in recent decades at the northeastern entrance to town at the junction of Hwy 9 and the Kincardine Bypass (current Hwy 21). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #194             HWY 21 #195

NEW Left - Facing east along Old Hwy 21 (Kincardine Avenue) from Park Street. Kincardine Avenue connects to the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21) about 1 km ahead. Although Kincardine Avenue was not assumed by the DHO as part of the original 1935 route of Hwy 21, provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 21 was later extended westerly into town along Kincardine Avenue up to Queen Street in 1957. Kincardine Avenue remained in the provincial highway system until 1980, when jurisdiction over this bypassed section of Hwy 21 was transferred from the province to the Town of Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Kincardine Avenue and Queen Street, facing west. Although Hwy 21 once turned north from Kincardine Avenue onto Queen Street here, motorists using Hwy 21 in decades past could still catch a brief glimpse of the bright blue waters of Lake Huron which lies only a few blocks ahead. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #196             HWY 21 #197

NEW Left - Another curved diversion for Hwy 21 traffic used to exist adjacent to the intersection of Kincardine Avenue and Queen Street. Although most of the curved diversion was removed when the intersection was restored to a four-leg intersection, a strip of the old diversion was left in place and now serves as a private driveway. Provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 21 ended where this curved diversion connected to Queen Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) at Kincardine Avenue. Traffic bound for Hwy 21 is directed to turn left via a green-and-white "TO 21" trailblazer route marker. The non-assumed route of Hwy 21 through Kincardine via Queen Street and Broadway Street was designated as a Municipal Connecting Link in 1959. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #198             HWY 21 #201

NEW Left - Facing north along Old Hwy 21 (Queen Street) towards the town centre from Kincardine Avenue. Note the appropriately-named "Hi-Way Variety" at right - a subtle reminder that Queen Street was once the main highway route through Kincardine. Although it may seem hard to believe today, this was in fact Hwy 21's route right up until 1979! See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching the Floyd Wieck Bridge over the Penetangore River on Queen Street (Old Hwy 21), facing north towards Downtown Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #199             HWY 21 #203

NEW Left - Western side of the Floyd Wieck Bridge over the Penetangore River on Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) in Downtown Kincardine. This three-span concrete girder structure was completed in 1971. It replaced an earlier concrete beam structure that had been constructed here back in 1930. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Plaque commemorating the 1971 completion of the Floyd Wieck Bridge on Queen Street (Old Hwy 21). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #202             HWY 21 #200

NEW Left - Facing south across the Floyd Wieck Bridge on Queen Street (Old Hwy 21). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Eastern side of the Floyd Wieck Bridge over the Penetangore River on Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) in Downtown Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #207             HWY 21 #206

NEW Left - Facing south along Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) towards Durham Market Street. The historical red brick Federal Building at left was built in 1907 and once housed the Kincardine Post Office as well as a Customs House. Although Kincardine may not be viewed as a normal "Port-of-Entry" into Canada by some, the waters of Lake Huron do actually allow for international travel between Canada and the United States. Boaters arriving in Kincardine from the United States must report to Canadian Border Services, as do Canadians returning from American ports. However, reporting is now done by telephone upon arrival in the port, rather than an in-person reporting at a Customs House. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) in Downtown Kincardine, facing south from Harbour Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #205             HWY 21 #204

NEW Left - Facing north along Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) through Downtown Kincardine from Harbour Street. Although through traffic can now route around Kincardine on the Hwy 21 Bypass, the town's main street has still managed to retain its attractive small-town charm and vibrancy. Prior to the completion of the Kincardine Bypass, downtown patrons would have shared this street with all through traffic on Hwy 21, including heavy truck traffic. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) through Downtown Kincardine, facing south from Lambton Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #208             HWY 21 #209

NEW Left - At Broadway Street, Old Hwy 21 turned right from Queen Street and began to head northeasterly out of town. Today, a pair of "TO 9" & "TO 21" green-and-white trailblazer route markers direct traffic along Broadway Street and out to the Hwy 21 Bypass and Hwy 9. At one time, both Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 were signed as a concurrent overlapped route at the northeast entrance to Kincardine, but the overlapped route was discontinued in 1962. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Queen Street (Old Hwy 21) from Broadway Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #210             HWY 21 #211

NEW Left - Facing east along Broadway Street (Old Hwy 21) from Queen Street in Kincardine. Ultimately, Broadway Street becomes Hwy 9 east of the Kincardine Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Broadway Street approaching Downtown Kincardine, facing west from William Street. Prior to the completion of the first phase of the Kincardine Bypass in 1979, Hwy 21 turned left onto Queen Street at the traffic signals in the background. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #215             HWY 21 #214

NEW Left - Facing west along Broadway Street (Old Hwy 21) from Charles Street in Kincardine. At one time, provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 21 resumed at this intersection as it was historically the end of Kincardine's urbanized area. Kincardine's urbanized limits today extend all the way out to, and even beyond, the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21 New). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Broadway Street (Old Hwy 21) facing east from Charles Street towards the historical junction of Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 at the northeast entrance to Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #212             HWY 21 #213

NEW Left - Facing west along Old Hwy 21 (Broadway Street) from Old Hwy 9. A horse-drawn carriage travelling westbound along Broadway Street is anachronistically juxtaposed in front of two patrons shopping at a car dealership. There are several large Old Order Mennonite and Amish communities in Southwestern Ontario who quite happily choose to live without modern innovations and lifestyles. Even today, horse-drawn carriages are frequently seen on roads in the Kincardine area. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching the Old Hwy 9 Junction on Old Hwy 21, facing north along Sutton Street. Until the early 1980s, Hwy 9 forked to the right and continued east towards Walkerton via Broadway Street, while Hwy 21 continued straight ahead towards Port Elgin via Sutton Street. Although northbound motorists can still access the Hwy 21 Bypass by continuing straight ahead on Sutton Street, the route trailblazed to Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 is via the channelized ramp departing at right. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #216             HWY 21 #219

NEW Left - Former junction of Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 at the northeastern entrance to Kincardine. The junction of these two highways has actually existed in three different locations since this section of Hwy 21 was first established in 1935. The original junction of Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 was situated between the junction seen here and the present-day junction of Hwy 9 and the Hwy 21 Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching the old western terminus of Hwy 9 at the intersection of Broadway Street and Sutton Street. Prior to 1962, Hwy 9 turned left and continued west along Broadway Street into Downtown Kincardine concurrently with Hwy 21. The overlapped route of Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 into Downtown Kincardine was discontinued in 1962. Accordingly, the route of Hwy 9 ended at this intersection from 1962 until 1982, when provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 9 was truncated at the Hwy 21 Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #218             HWY 21 #220

NEW Left - Facing east along Old Hwy 9 (Broadway Street) from Sutton Street (Old Hwy 21). Broadway Street connects to the Hwy 21 Bypass about 1 km ahead. For a brief period of time in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hwy 21 was temporarily signed alongside Hwy 9 on this section of Broadway Street. This was a temporary stopgap measure which was put in place until the second phase of the Kincardine Bypass north of the Hwy 9 Junction was completed and opened to traffic in 1981. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Intersection of Sutton Street (Old Hwy 21) and Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9 & Old Hwy 21), facing south towards Downtown Kincardine. Provincial jurisdiction over the Kincardine northeast entrance highways ceased in 1982, when ownership of Old Hwy 9 & Old Hwy 21 was transferred to the Town of Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #217

NEW Above - This pair of "TO 9" and "TO 21" green-and-white trailblazer route markers have likely stood since the Hwy 21 Bypass was completed in the early 1980s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #221             HWY 21 #222

NEW Left - Facing north along Old Hwy 21 (Sutton Street) from Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9). This long, empty left-turn lane along Sutton Street is likely a remnant from Kincardine's pre-bypass days, when southbound Hwy 21 traffic would have to turn left here in order to head east on Hwy 9 towards Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - This well-constructed superelevated curve on Sutton Street was built as part of a diversion of Hwy 21 in the late 1930s. Although Sutton Street carries primarily local traffic today, the geometry of this curve is an unmistakable sign that this was once a high-speed rural King's Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #224             HWY 21 #223

NEW Left - Facing south along Sutton Street (Old Hwy 21) towards Kincardine from North Street. As originally established in 1935, Hwy 21 followed North Street into Kincardine. A diversion was constructed at the northern entrance to Kincardine in the late 1930s to divert Hwy 21 traffic around a steep grade on North Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of Old Hwy 21 (Sutton Street) facing north from North Street. Old Hwy 21 connects with the Hwy 21 Bypass a short distance ahead. Seven miles of plant mix bituminous pavement was laid along Hwy 21 from Kincardine northerly in 1937, under Contract #1937-16. Prior to 1937, Hwy 21 was gravel-surfaced north of Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #225             HWY 21 #226

NEW Left - When Hwy 21 was first established as a King's Highway in 1935, the highway entered Kincardine via North Street. This view of North Street is facing south from Sutton Street, which was a diversion built in the late 1930s to carry Hwy 21 via a more direct route into the town centre. It is believed that the diversion was completed in 1939. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Early motorists on Hwy 21 had to ascend this steep grade on North Street as they exited Kincardine. As a result of a highway diversion in the late 1930s, Hwy 21 was rerouted onto an improved alignment (Sutton Street) at Kincardine's northeast entrance. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #227             HWY 21 #228

NEW Left - As established in 1935, Hwy 21 followed North Street to the intersection of Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9), seen here. The route of Hwy 21 then turned right onto Broadway Street and ran concurrently with Hwy 9 into Kincardine. This old route of Hwy 21 was bypassed by an improved highway alignment in the late 1930s. Jurisdiction over the old route of Hwy 21 via North Street reverted to municipal control several years later, in 1953. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing east along Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9) approaching North Street (the original 1935 route of Hwy 21). Early motorists on Hwy 21 had to turn left here to continue north along Hwy 21 towards Port Elgin. Through traffic continued east via Hwy 9 towards Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #229             HWY 21 #230

NEW Left - With its vintage 1960s DHO luminaires still in place, Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9) still looks very much like an old King's Highway. Jurisdiction over this section of Hwy 9 was transferred from the province to the Town of Kincardine in 1982, following the completion of the Hwy 21 Bypass. At right, the original 1935 route of Hwy 21 via North Street can be seen joining into Broadway Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9) approaching Sutton Street (Old Hwy 21). It is interesting to note that there have been two times where Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 were briefly signed concurrently along this section of Broadway Street - once from 1935 until 1939 and again between 1979 and 1981. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #238             HWY 21 #237

NEW Left - Facing north along the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21) from Kincardine Avenue (Old Hwy 21). This two-lane bypass was constructed under Contract #1978-52 and initially connected Old Hwy 21 to Hwy 9 only. A second phase of the Kincardine Bypass from the Hwy 9 Junction northerly was completed in 1981. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching Kincardine Avenue on the Hwy 21 Bypass, facing south. This intersection marks the southern end of the Kincardine Bypass, where the new bypass route of Hwy 21 ties back into the original route of Hwy 21. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #231             HWY 21 #232

NEW Left - Facing north along the Hwy 21 Bypass at the Penetangore River Bridge east of Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Date stamp (1967) and structure identification number (Site #2-162) on the Penetangore River Bridge on the Hwy 21 Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #233             HWY 21 #234

NEW Left - Eastern side of the Penetangore River Bridge on the Hwy 21 Bypass east of Kincardine. This single-span concrete girder bridge was completed in 1967. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along the Hwy 21 Bypass at the Penetangore River Bridge. This structure lies just north of the Old Hwy 21 Junction (Kincardine Avenue). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #235

NEW Above - Commemorative plaque marking the construction of the Penetangore River Bridge in 1966-1967. Also known as the McLean Young Bridge, this structure was originally built by the County of Bruce as part of a municipal road project. The bridge was subsequently acquired by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) when the Hwy 21 Bypass was constructed in the late 1970s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #236             HWY 21 #239

NEW Left - Western side of the Penetangore River Bridge on the Hwy 21 Bypass east of Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction sign assembly facing northbound traffic on the Hwy 21 Bypass approaching the Hwy 9 Junction in Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #245             HWY 21 #246

NEW Left - Facing north along the Hwy 21 Bypass towards the Hwy 9 Junction in Kincardine. The Kincardine Bypass temporarily ended at this intersection between the completion of the first phase of the bypass in 1979 and the completion of the second phase in 1981. Although Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9) continues west from Hwy 21 into Kincardine, Kincardine itself is not signed as a destination on the destination guide sign beside the highway at right. This is because northbound traffic on Hwy 21 has already been advised to turn into town further south via Old Hwy 21 (Kincardine Avenue). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - View of the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21), facing south from the Hwy 9 Junction. Completed and opened to traffic in 1979, the south leg of the Kincardine Bypass is now quite built-up, with numerous commercial developments lining both sides of the Hwy 21 Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #240             HWY 21 #242

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 9 towards Walkerton from the Hwy 21 Bypass Junction in Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Green guide signs on westbound Hwy 9 approaching the Hwy 21 Bypass Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #241             HWY 21 #243

NEW Left - Western terminus of Hwy 9 at the Hwy 21 Junction (Kincardine Bypass). Traffic continuing through this intersection will enter Kincardine on Broadway Street. Prior to 1982, Hwy 9 continued further west into Kincardine via Broadway Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction sign assembly marking the western terminus of Hwy 9 in Kincardine. Interestingly, this is the exact same point where provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 9 ended more than a century ago, when the Kincardine to Walkerton Road was assumed as a provincial highway on July 8, 1920. Provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 9 was extended westerly into Kincardine when the DHO constructed a new bridge over the nearby North Penetangore River in 1931. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #244             HWY 21 #247

NEW Left - Fingerboard guide signs and junction sign assembly facing eastbound traffic, marking the Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 Junction in Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction sign assembly facing northbound traffic on the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21). Between 1979 and 1981, northbound traffic on Hwy 21 had to temporarily turn left and follow Hwy 9 (Broadway Street) while the north leg of the Kincardine Bypass was being completed. Following the completion of the second phase of the Kincardine Bypass in 1981, the old route of Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 leading into Kincardine was transferred to municipal jurisdiction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #248             HWY 21 #249

NEW Left - Facing north along the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21) from the Hwy 9 Junction. Although scarcely 800 metres in length, the north leg of the Kincardine Bypass provided a far more efficient and direct route for through traffic on Hwy 21. The old route of Hwy 21 at Kincardine's northeast entrance was quite awkward and did not favour traffic heading anywhere but the Kincardine town centre. Overall, the Hwy 21 Bypass around Kincardine shortened the distance via Hwy 21 between Goderich and Owen Sound by almost 3 km. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction of Hwy 9 and the Hwy 21 Bypass, facing south. Prior to 1981, this was a three-leg T-intersection. The section of the Kincardine Bypass lying to the south of Hwy 9 was an existing municipal road assumed by the Ministry of Transportation and upgraded to a King's Highway during the late 1970s. However, the north leg of the Kincardine Bypass lying north of Hwy 9 was entirely new construction under Contract #1980-46, where no road previously existed. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #250             HWY 21 #251

NEW Left - This interesting municipal street name sign at the Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 Junction indicates that Hwy 9 is a "Heritage Highway", indicated by the wagon wheel logo. Prior to the 1990s, certain provincial highways were signs as tourist routes. The Heritage Highway wagon wheel logo was used on several highways in Ontario, but I was not aware that Hwy 9 was among them. The section of Hwy 9 from Kincardine to Walkerton does follow the historical route of the Durham Road - a 19th Century wagon road built to open up this part of Ontario to settlement and farming. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Hwy 9 Ends sign and Hwy 21 junction sign assembly at the Hwy 9 & Hwy 21 Junction in Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #253             HWY 21 #252

NEW Left - Approaching the Hwy 21 Bypass Junction on Broadway Street (Old Hwy 9), facing east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Old Hwy 9 (Broadway Street) from the Kincardine Bypass (Hwy 21). Prior to a jurisdictional transfer in 1982, this section of Broadway Street was a part of Hwy 9. The street is now maintained by the Municipality of Kincardine. At left, a long row of 1960s-era DHO luminaires provide plenty of evidence that this was once a King's Highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 21 #255             HWY 21 #254

NEW Left - Manufacturer's plaque on the old DHO luminaires along Old Hwy 9 (Broadway Street), which indicates that they were manufactured and installed in 1964. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction sign assembly facing eastbound traffic of Old Hwy 9 (Broadway Street) approaching the Hwy 21 Bypass Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 27, 2018  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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