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Page 5: Present Day King's Highway 27 Photographs (Schomberg to Barrie)


HWY 27 #132 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #133 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 27 towards the Hwy 9 Junction in Schomberg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching the Hwy 9 Junction on Hwy 27, facing north towards Barrie. From this junction, motorists can continue north along Hwy 27 towards Barrie via Cookstown, turn left and follow Hwy 9 West to Orangeville, or turn right and follow Hwy 9 East towards Hwy 400 and Newmarket. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #134 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #135 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - The junction of Hwy 9 & Hwy 27 features two large right-turn channels in the southeast and southwest intersection quadrants. At one time, Hwy 9 only headed west from this junction. Hwy 27 curved to the right at this point and followed the present-day route of Hwy 9. During the 1960s, Hwy 27 was relocated onto a new alignment north of Schomberg, and Hwy 9 was extended easterly along the old route of Hwy 27 towards Newmarket. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Approaching the Hwy 27 Junction on Hwy 9, facing west towards Orangeville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #136 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #119 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Signs marking the Hwy 27 Junction on westbound Hwy 9 in Schomberg. Up until the late 1990s, Hwy 27 was under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). Jurisdiction over the entire route of Hwy 27 was transferred to the municipal tier in 1997-1998. Coincidentally, Hwy 9 marks the boundary between the Regional Municipality of York and the County of Simcoe. Both municipalities now maintain Hwy 27 in this area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 14, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south along Hwy 27 towards the Hwy 9 Junction in Schomberg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #118 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #117 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction assembly on southbound Hwy 27 at the Hwy 9 Junction in Schomberg. After the transfer of Hwy 27 to York Region in 1998, the Hwy 27 crown which once sat on the top of this junction assembly was removed. For some strange reason, the corresponding arrow tab was not. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 27 from the Hwy 9 Junction in Schomberg. This section of Hwy 27 was part of the Schomberg Diversion, which was completed in the late 1960s. The new highway bypassed about 3 km of the original route of Hwy 27. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #120 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #121 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Distance guide sign on northbound Hwy 27 at the Hwy 9 Junction in Schomberg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Holland River Bridge on Hwy 27 in Schomberg facing north. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #122 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #123 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Eastern side of the Holland River Bridge on Hwy 27. This three-span concrete girder structure was completed in 1967. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing south towards Schomberg at the Holland River Bridge on Hwy 27. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #124 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #125 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Western side of the Holland River Bridge on Hwy 27. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Destination guide sign on southbound Hwy 27 approaching the Hwy 9 Junction in Schomberg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #126 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #127 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Motorcyclists out for a weekend cruise on the Schomberg Diversion (Hwy 27). The route of Hwy 27 parallels Hwy 400 between Toronto and Barrie, and forms a scenic alternate route for those seeking more leisurely travel. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 27 about 2 km north of Schomberg. The Schomberg Diversion was built with long sweeping curves. The new highway bypassed a sharp curve on the old route of Hwy 27 which posed a hazard for unsuspecting motorists. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #128 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #129 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south around one of the long sweeping curves on the Schomberg Diversion (Hwy 27). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Hwy 27 about 3 km north of Schomberg. The Schomberg Diversion ties back into the original alignment of Hwy 27 south of Bond Head. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #130 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #34 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Start of the Schomberg Diversion south of Bond Head, facing south. Up until 1967, Hwy 27 continued straight ahead and followed the hydro pole line. Considerable effort was made to disguise the former highway alignment so that motorists didn't inadvertently drive off the road. Not only was the old road graded out, but the stand of trees in the background was planted to further conceal the old route of Hwy 27. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Holland River Bridge on a former alignment of Hwy 27 (Leonard Road) near Schomberg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on February 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #35 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #36 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south towards the Holland River Bridge along Old Hwy 27 (Leonard Road). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on February 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Holland River Bridge is a single-span concrete rigid frame bridge which was completed in 1934. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on February 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #37 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #38 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north towards the Holland River Bridge along Old Hwy 27. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on February 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up view of the embossed concrete handrail on the Holland River Bridge. This design was commonly used on King's Highway bridges built in the mid-1930s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on February 20, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #131 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 88 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing north along Hwy 27 about 5 km south of Bond Head. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 4, 2015  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 88 towards Bradford from the Hwy 27 Junction in Bond Head.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 88 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Sign assembly at the Hwy 88 & Hwy 27 Junction in Bond Head.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 88 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western terminus of Hwy 88 at the Hwy 27 Junction in Bond Head.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Innisfil Creek Bridge on Hwy 27 south of Cookstown. Structure completed in 1934. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #32 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 27 #31 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 27 towards the Innisfil Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 27 towards the Innisfil Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 27 #33 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Western side of the Innisfil Creek Bridge on Hwy 27 south of Cookstown. While the majority of Ontario highway bridges from the 1930s and 1940s are graced with creative and appealing design elements, the Innisfil Creek Bridge is exactly the opposite. It is in fact one of the ugliest bridges ever built by the Department of Highways. While the Innisfil Creek Bridge is a historical bridge in terms of its age, the structure offers highway enthusiasts very little in terms of design aesthetics. This bridge was replaced shortly after this photo was taken. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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