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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 40. 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 Highway 40 Photographs


HWY 402 #3

Above - Postcard view of the western terminus of Hwy 402 at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia (ca. 1960)
Photograph courtesy of Bert Knechtel

This aerial photo shows the western terminus of Hwy 402 at the Bluewater Bridge, before Hwy 402 was rebuilt as a fully controlled-access freeway through Sarnia. The concrete highway approaching from the left is Hwy 7 & Hwy 40 from Downtown Sarnia. These two routes joined into Hwy 402 at an at-grade intersection just before the Bluewater Bridge Customs Building in the background. This road configuration remained virtually unchanged for three decades following the completion of Hwy 402 through Sarnia in the early 1950s. In 1981, a new interchange was completed at Front Street and the at-grade intersection shown here was subsequently closed off. See an Enlarged Photo here.





HWY 40 #2

Above - Construction of Talford Creek Bridge on Hwy 40 south of Sarnia (1961)
Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation





HWY 402 #1

Above - Junction of Hwy 402 and Lucasville Road east of Sarnia (November 28, 1962)
Photo courtesy of Archives of Ontario (Series RG-14-151-7-16, Photo #3851)

This aerial photo of Hwy 402 shows the junction of Lucasville Road and the adjacent Hwy 7 junction, just east of Sarnia (facing east). Lucasville Road was later incorporated into the Sarnia Bypass and was redesignated as Hwy 40 in the mid-1960s. The at-grade intersection at Hwy 402 was eventually eliminated through the construction of a proper interchange at Hwy 40. In the 1970s, Hwy 402 was extended easterly from Sarnia towards London and was realigned through the area in the bottom left corner of the photo. The Hwy 402 connection to Hwy 7 seen here was subsequently removed and is now the site of a shopping plaza. Sarnia's present day "Golden Mile" can be seen along Hwy 7 in the top left corner of this photo. See an Enlarged Photo here.


Present Day Highway 40 Photographs


HWY 40 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 40 towards Wallaceburg at the 18th Concession Drain Bridge
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004 - © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the 18th Concession Drain Bridge on Hwy 40
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004 - © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The 18th Concession Drain has an extended southeast wing wall which protects the intersecting township road from erosion.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the 18th Concession Drain Bridge on Hwy 40. Structure completed in 1937.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the parapet of the 18th Concession Drain Bridge on Hwy 40. Note the embossed concrete stripes which are often found on bridge stanchions built by the Ontario Department of Highways during the late 1930s.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The simple design of the 18th Concession Drain Bridge is enhanced through the use of decorative features on the parapets.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 40 towards Chatham at the 18th Concession Drain Bridge.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the 18th Concession Drain Bridge showing extended southeast wing wall.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #11 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Inscription on culvert on Old Hwy 40 north of Wallaceburg - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1934".
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Inscription on culvert on Old Hwy 40 near Port Lambton - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1934".
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #18 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #19 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Old Hwy 40 (St. Clair Parkway) at Whitebread Drain Bridge near Port Lambton.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of Whitebread Drain Bridge on Old Hwy 40 (St. Clair Parkway) near Port Lambton.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #15 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of Whitebread Drain Bridge on Old Hwy 40 (St. Clair Parkway) near Port Lambton.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Old Hwy 40 (St. Clair Parkway) towards Wallaceburg at Whitebread Drain Bridge.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 40 #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Whitebread Drain Bridge is a short concrete rigid frame structure, completed in 1934.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up view of embossed concrete parapets on the Whitebread Drain Bridge.
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Inscription on Baby Creek culvert on Old Hwy 40 near Courtright - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1934".
(Photograph taken on August 15, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 40 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Inscription on culvert on Old Hwy 40 near Corunna - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1934".
(Photograph taken in April, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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