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Page 6: Present Day King's Highway 24 Photographs (Shelburne to Collingwood)


HWY 24 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Boyne River Bridge on Hwy 24 north of Shelburne.
(Photograph taken on December 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Hwy 24 bridge over the Boyne River. Structure completed in 1948.
(Photograph taken on December 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #55 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 24 across the Boyne River Bridge north of Shelburne.
(Photograph taken on December 28, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 24 towards Shelburne at the Boyne River Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #33 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #34 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Old Hwy 24 towards Hornings Mills. The community of Hornings Mills was bypassed by a new Hwy 24 route in the 1950s, in order to avoid the steep hills leading into the town that existed on the original route of Hwy 24.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Old Hwy 24 towards Hornings Mills.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #35 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #47 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The old route of Hwy 24 through Hornings Mills rejoins the current route of Hwy 24 just north of town. From this vantage point, it is quite obvious that the old highway through Hornings Mills in the foreground once continued right through.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 24 towards Singhampton from Maple Valley.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #46 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Many people agree that the mass downloading of provincial highways in 1997-1998 was a bad idea. In addition to the economic hardships it created for municipalities in terms of added road maintenance costs, the highway downloading created a nightmare for travellers once the familiar King's Highway route markers were replaced with an endless plethora of county road "flowerpot" route markers. This confusing situation is most evident along former provincial highways which straddle a boundary between two counties. On former Hwy 24 between Maple Valley and Singhampton, one half of the road lies in Simcoe County, which the other half lies in Grey County. Not only did both counties elect to change the road's route number to 124, but they also decided to sign the road with two different county road markers to indicate the shared ownership of the road. How is this supposed to make any sense to the poor, bewildered motorist, who really could care less about who actually owns the road? As an Ontario taxpayer, I would personally be quite satisfied with Hwy 24 being restored as a provincial highway between Shelburne and Collingwood.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #64 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 24 towards Singhampton near Maple Valley. The flat, open terrain on the top of the Niagara Escarpment near Maple Valley allows drifting snow to blow across Hwy 24 during winter. This highway is notorious for poor winter road conditions and is periodically closed in the winter months due to blowing and drifting snow. Traveling on this highway on cold, windy days is not recommended, since severe snowsqualls can develop quickly under these conditions and can catch motorists by surprise. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Emergency road closure sign on Hwy 24 at Singhampton. The portion of Hwy 24 from Singhampton to Shelburne is one of Ontario's most notorious highways during the winter months. The highway is frequently closed from Hwy 4 at Singhampton to Hwy 89 in Shelburne due to blowing snow and poor visibility. During emergency winter road closures, the red warning beacons flash to advise motorists that they are not permitted to use the highway.
(Photograph taken on March 13, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #50 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 24 towards Shelburne from the Hwy 4 junction at Singhampton.
(Photograph taken on March 13, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Mad River Bridge in Singhampton. Structure completed in 1960.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #51 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #49 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 24 at the Mad River Bridge in Singhampton.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 24 at the Mad River Bridge in Singhampton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #48 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #60 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Mad River Bridge on Hwy 24 in Singhampton.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 24 at Singhampton, facing south towards the Mad River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #61 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #62 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 24 towards the turn-off in Singhampton. At this intersection, Hwy 24 turns right towards Collingwood. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 24 at the turn-off in Singhampton. Up until the 1940s, Hwy 24 continued straight through at this intersection. In 1944, a new improved route was established for Hwy 24 between Singhampton and Duntroon. Since 1944, Hwy 24 has turned right towards Collingwood at this intersection.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #58 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #59 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide signs on Former Hwy 24 at Singhampton. Heading northbound, traffic must turn right in order to continue on Hwy 24 (now County Road 124) towards Collingwood.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 24 at the turn-off in Singhampton. At this intersection, Hwy 24 turns left towards Shelburne.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #57 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #63 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide signs on Hwy 24 at Singhampton. Heading southbound, traffic must turn left in order to continue on Hwy 24 (now County Road 124) towards Shelburne.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 24 towards Collingwood from the turn-off in Singhampton.
(Photograph taken on October 16, 2009  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #45 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #36 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 24 between Singhampton and Duntroon. This section of Hwy 24 is particularly interesting, because it follows along the rim of the Niagara Escarpment. There are many beautiful vistas of the Nottawasaga Valley and Georgian Bay from Hwy 24 near Duntroon. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This magnificent view of Georgian Bay opens up in front of northbound Hwy 24 traffic between Duntroon and Collingwood. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #53 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #54 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former route of Hwy 24 west of Duntroon. This road served as the route of Hwy 24 for a few years in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The steep hill proved to be too much for many early transport trucks, so the highway was relocated in 1944. The new highway had a more gentle grade that could be readily negotiated by trucks. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This stunning view of Georgian Bay and the Nottawasaga Valley once greeted all motorists arriving in the Collingwood area on the original alignment of Hwy 24. Today, this view is a little-known visual gem, hidden on one of the many scenic backroads of northern Simcoe County. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #37 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #38 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Pretty River Bridge on Hwy 24 in Nottawa. Structure completed in 1949.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 24 towards Collingwood at the Pretty River Bridge in Nottawa.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #39 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #40 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 24 towards Duntroon at the Pretty River Bridge in Nottawa.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An old green "fingerboard" sign marks the Pretty River Bridge on Hwy 24. During the 1990s, the green fingerboard signs along provincial highways were doubled in size to increase their visibility. There are still many examples of the old size fingerboard signs left throughout the province, but most of these surviving signs are located on downloaded provincial highways.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #41 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #42 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of the Pretty River Bridge on Hwy 24 in Nottawa.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deteriorated handrail on the Pretty River Bridge. This photo exemplifies the importance of periodic painting of steel handrails. Note that the handrails are only rusted right through in places where the paint has peeled off.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #44 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #43 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Many highway bridges built in Ontario during the 1930s were constructed with a trio of embossed ornamental stripes on the balusters. Surprisingly, the Pretty River Bridge also bears these features, despite the fact that the bridge was built in 1949. It is quite possible that this bridge was designed many years earlier, but wasn't built due to the severe shortages of construction materials precipitated by World War II.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Deteriorated concrete deck on the Pretty River Bridge. The Pretty River Bridge was reconstructed by Simcoe County in 2007-2008.
(Photograph taken on May 13, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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