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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 23, arranged by location from Listowel northerly to Harriston. 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 2: Present Day King's Highway 23 Photographs (Listowel to Harriston)


HWY 23 #28 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #29 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 23 towards Palmerston at the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. Structure completed in 1963. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #31 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge on Hwy 23 north of Palmerston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the concrete bar-and-post handrail design of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #32 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #33 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 23 towards Harriston at the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deck view of the Maitland River Tributary Bridge. Note that this structure does not have any sidewalks for pedestrians. This was a fairly common design characteristic of older county road bridges built in rural parts of Ontario prior to 1970. This bridge was constructed by Wellington County just before the Harriston-Palmerston Road was designated as Hwy 89 in 1963. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #34 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #37 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 87 towards Wingham from the Hwy 23 Junction near Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south towards Palmerston along Hwy 23 from the Hwy 87 Junction. This intersection was extensively reconstructed in 2007-2008. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #36 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs at the junction of Hwy 23 and Hwy 87 west of Harriston. Before the highway was downloaded to Wellington County in 1997, Hwy 87 continued east from this point into Downtown Harriston (concurrently with Former Hwy 89), where it ended at the Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along the left turn lane from Hwy 23 North onto Hwy 87 West. Evidently, very few vehicles actually make this turning movement, given the excessive salt and sand deposits that have accumulated on the left turn lane during the recent winter snow clearing operations. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #38 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #39 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs approaching the Hwy 23 and Hwy 87 Junction at Harriston. The Hwy 23 designation was only recently applied to this highway. Until late 2004, the section of Hwy 23 from Palmerston to Harriston was designated as Hwy 89. The route number was changed in order to simplify provincial highway numbering in this area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 87 Junction on Hwy 23 near Harriston. A right turn channel was built at this intersection in the 1960s to facilitate northbound "through traffic" movements on Former Hwy 89 heading towards Harriston. However, traffic heading westbound on Former Hwy 89 from Harriston still had to turn left in order to continue along Hwy 89, since Hwy 87 is actually the through route at this intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #40 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #41 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 23 towards Harriston from the Hwy 87 Junction. Until 1997, Hwy 87 shared this short highway section with Former Hwy 89. The concurrent route of Hwy 87 and Hwy 89 was discontinued when Hwy 87 was downloaded to Wellington County. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 23 towards the Hwy 87 Junction near Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #42 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #52 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Hwy 23 and Hwy 87 Junction and right turn channel prior to reconstruction in 2007-2008. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 23 (Formerly Hwy 87 & Hwy 89) from the western limits of Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #43 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #44 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 23 at the Dredge Creek Bridge in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Dredge Creek Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. Structure completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #45 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #46 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 23 at the Dredge Creek Bridge in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the steel handrail design of the Dredge Creek Bridge in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #47 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #48 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp (1965) and structure identification number on the Dredge Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Dredge Creek Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #49 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 23 #50 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. Structure completed in 1961. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Maitland River Bridge on Hwy 23 in Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 23 #51 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing west along Hwy 23 towards the Maitland River Bridge in Harriston. This structure is particularly interesting because it is situated at an intersection between Hwy 23 and a side street. The Maitland River passes directly below the intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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