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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 28 dating from 1928 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 28 Photographs (1928-1999)


HWY 28 #5

Above - New twin-slab concrete pavement on Hwy 28, 1 mile south of Lakefield (1934)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1934)





HWY 28 #6

Above - Circa 1940 postcard view of Hwy 28 near Bewdley. Note the mature trees lining both sides of the highway, which were removed during various highway safety improvement projects in the 1950s and 1960s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 28 #54

Above - Newly-completed section of Hwy 28 in 1943, facing south towards Apsley at the Peterborough County Boundary. The extension of Hwy 28 from Apsley to Bancroft in 1943 was one of the only new highways completed in Ontario during World War II. Highway construction during World War II was extremely difficult, due to chronic shortages of construction equipment, labour and Wartime rationing of fuel and other materials. The section of Hwy 28 seen here remained gravel-surfaced for a number of years, until the highway was paved in the early 1950s.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1943)





HWY 28 #51

Above - Circa 1945 postcard view of Hwy 28 approaching the Crowe River Bridge at Paudash, facing north towards Bancroft. Note the log guide rail beside the highway. Log guide rails such as this were commonly used along highways in Northern and Central Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s, since the timber was readily available nearby and the guide rails required few manufactured parts for assembly. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 2 #240

Above - Department of Highways' Sign Truck at the Port Hope District Garage. Photo taken on July 17, 1952.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 28 #13

Above - South Burleigh Falls Bridge on Hwy 28 under construction in 1953. The South Burleigh Falls Bridge replacement was the first of several contracts awarded in the 1950s and 1960s to reconstruct Hwy 28 through Burleigh Falls on an improved alignment. Several narrow bridges were replaced at Burleigh Falls in the process. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 9, 1953.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1953)





HWY 28 #53             HWY 28 #52

Left - View of Rice Lake from Hwy 28 near Bewdley in 1955. Note the old dual cable and cedar post guide rail beside the highway. This early example of a roadside hazard protection system likely dates from the mid-1920s, when this design started to see widespread use on Ontario's provincial highways. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on June 10, 1955.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1955)

Right - Youngs Point Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway north of Lakefield in 1955. Up until 1954, all Hwy 28 traffic had to cross the Youngs Point Lock via a narrow turn-of-the-century swing bridge. A new high-level bridge was completed across the channel at Youngs Point in 1954. The new high-level bridge greatly improved traffic flow on Hwy 28, since the new bridge allowed highway traffic to cross the channel uninterrupted by marine traffic on the canal below. The old Hwy 28 swing bridge can be seen in the background of this photo. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on July 13, 1955.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1955)





HWY 115 #1

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 28 Interchange on Hwy 115 southwest of Peterborough in 1972, facing south towards Port Hope. This interesting photo shows the partially-completed interchange, as it appeared before the extension of Hwy 115 to the Peterborough Bypass in the late 1970s. When Hwy 115 was first opened to traffic in 1954, the highway terminated at a "T" Junction at Hwy 28. As traffic volumes grew over the years, the number of vehicles turning left onto Hwy 28 at the end of Hwy 115 started to cause significant congestion at this highway junction. In 1966-1967, a partial interchange was built at Hwy 115 & Hwy 28 as an interim improvement until Hwy 115 was extended easterly from Hwy 28 to the Peterborough Bypass. This interim improvement proved to be very effective, as it successfully accommodated the heavy left-turn movement from Hwy 115 via a grade separation over Hwy 28. A loop ramp carried Hwy 115 traffic north towards Peterborough uninterrupted. It wasn't until 1978 that Hwy 115 was finally extended easterly from Hwy 28 to the Peterborough Bypass. The Hwy 28 Interchange was reconfigured when this section of Hwy 115 was twinned in 1985. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2013)





HWY 28 #50

Above - Paving operations on Hwy 28 at South Monaghan in 1977. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1978)




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