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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 31. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 31 Photographs


HWY 31 #10

NEW Above - Newly-built South Nation River Bridge on Hwy 31 at Cass Bridge, north of Morrisburg (1931)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1931)





HWY 31 #9

NEW Above - Roadside park and picnic area on Hwy 31 at the South Castor River south of Vernon (1949)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)





HWY 15 #31             HWY 15 #32

Left - A scenic view of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa in 1950, approaching the Wellington Street Bridge near Parliament Hill. Although they are not particularly obvious in this photo, note the four King's Highway route markers mounted onto a single post on Rideau Canal Drive at left. For many years, the routes of Hwy 15, Hwy 16, Hwy 17 and Hwy 31 all followed Rideau Canal Drive along a city-signed scenic loop through Downtown Ottawa. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)

Right - Facing south along Rideau Canal Drive (Hwy 15, Hwy 16, Hwy 17 & Hwy 31) in Ottawa in 1951. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in 1951.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)





HWY 31 #7

Above - Roadside park and picnic area on Hwy 31 at South Castor River near Vernon in 1954. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)


Present Day King's Highway 31 Photographs


HWY 31 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 31 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned alignment of Hwy 31 at the South Castor River. The adjacent picnic area is shown in a 1954 photo above. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This abandoned alignment of Hwy 31 at the South Castor River was in use until 1938, when a new bridge over the South Castor River was completed on a new, improved alignment. Note the narrow width of the old 1930s highway relative to the modern vehicle parked on the roadway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 31 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 31 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The South Castor River Bridge was completed in 1938. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Inscription on Hwy 31 culvert at Winchester  -  "ONTARIO PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY 1929". See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 31 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 31 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bilingual guide sign for Hwy 31 North near Winchester. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hess Creek Culvert on Hwy 31 south of Winchester. Structure completed in 1936. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 31 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Eastern side of double Hess Creek Culvert on Hwy 31 near Winchester. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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