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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 401, arranged by location from the Highway 2A Interchange in Toronto easterly to Pickering. 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 25: Present Day King's Highway 401 Photographs (Hwy 2A to Pickering)


HWY 401 #238 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #239 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Rouge River Bridge on Hwy 401 in Toronto. This bridge is actually comprised of four different structures. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View underneath the Rouge River Bridge on Hwy 401 in Toronto. The two express lane spans were completed in 1971, while the newer collector lane spans were completed in 1994. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #240 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #233 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A solitary piece of broken concrete marks the location of the abutment of the original Hwy 401 bridge across the Rouge River, which was completed in 1942. The new span was built only a few inches to the right of the old abutment. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastbound Hwy 401 lanes, facing west the from Rougemount Drive Overpass in Pickering. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #234 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #235 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Westbound lanes of Hwy 401, facing west from the Rougemount Drive Overpass in Pickering. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 401 from the Rougemount Drive Overpass in Pickering. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #237 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #236 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The bizarre Rougemount Overpass was built out of alignment with the existing road, in order to simplify construction staging when the old 1939 Rougemount Overpass was replaced in 1995. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Rougemount Overpass has a very peculiar deck when viewed from road level. As one crosses over Hwy 401 on Rougemount Drive, the other end of the overpass briefly disappears from sight due to a change in the deck's elevation. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #405 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - The beautiful provincial coat of arms and date stamp from the original 1947 Liverpool Road Bridge in Pickering was thoughtfully preserved when the overpass across Hwy 401 was torn down during the 1980s. This historic piece of Ontario's highway transportation heritage is now on public display on a wall inside the Pickering GO Transit Station. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #407 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #406 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the motto and structure name on the provincial coat of arms removed from the old Liverpool Road Bridge. Many of the post-war bridges built along the Toronto-Oshawa section of Hwy 401 had the structure name incorporated into the coat of arms design. Bridges built on the Toronto-Barrie Highway (Hwy 400) featured the coat of arms only, without the structure name or date stamp included. Artistic features such as this marked the pinnacle of Ontario's commitment to highway and parkway beautification in the 1930s and 1940s. Unfortunately, the 1950s ushered in an era of extreme functionalism, in which highway bridges were designed primarily with economy and utilitarian practicality in mind. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Commemorative plaque beside the Liverpool Road coat of arms. The last surviving bridge bearing the provincial coat of arms and the structure name was the Lawson Road Overpass, which was located on the bypassed portion of Hwy 2A in Toronto. Sadly, the magnificent Lawson Road Bridge was demolished in 2000. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #408 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #410 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - New Liverpool Road Overpass on Hwy 401 in Pickering. Structure completed in 1984. The original Liverpool Road Bridge can be seen in this 1962 Photo. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The old Liverpool Road Bridge was replaced in 1984 because it could only accommodate a 6-lane freeway. The new Liverpool Road Bridge was constructed in such a way that a collector-express lane system could be built along this section of Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #409 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Deck view of the Liverpool Road Overpass on Hwy 401. As with the Rougemount Drive Overpass, the new Liverpool Road Bridge was deliberately built out of alignment with the existing roadway in order to simplify construction staging. The two minivans travelling along Hwy 401 in this photo mark the approximate location of the original bridge. The current Liverpool Road Bridge is curved because it was built on a new alignment which bypassed the original structure. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 11, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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