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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 41 dating from 1935 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 41 Photographs


HWY 41 #28

Above - Rock cut and fill under construction on Hwy 41, 7 miles south of Kaladar (1935)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1935)





HWY 41 #56

Above - Facing north across the Madawaska River Bridge on Hwy 41 at Griffith (ca. 1945)
(Photo courtesy of Ivan Sherman)





HWY 41 #150             HWY 41 #151

Left - Rock cut on a newly-constructed diversion on Hwy 41, 3 miles north of Roblin. Photo taken on April 2, 1948.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)

Right - New diversion and rock cut on Hwy 41 north of Roblin, showing the old bypassed highway at right. Photo taken on April 2, 1948.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)





HWY 41 #155             HWY 41 #154

Left - Mulch pavement surface and log guide rail on Hwy 41, 5 miles south of Dacre in 1948. 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. Photo taken on September 11, 1948.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)

Right - New mulch pavement surface on Hwy 41, 9 miles south of Kaladar. Photo taken on September 13, 1948.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)





HWY 41 #57

Above - Junction of Hwy 7 and Hwy 41 at Kaladar (ca. 1950)
(Photo courtesy of Canadian Postcard Company)





HWY 41 #27

Above - Hwy 41 at Mazinaw Lake between Kaladar and Denbigh. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 24, 1952.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)





HWY 41 #152             HWY 41 #153

Left - New Snake Creek Bridge on Development Road 14 (later Hwy 41) in 1952, about 8 miles north of Eganville. The Eganville-Pembroke Road was designated as an extension of Hwy 41 in 1957. Photo taken on October 23, 1952.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1952)

Right - Beaver Lake Roadside Park on Hwy 41 in Erinsville in 1954. This 3.4 acre park was one of several parks established by the Department of Highways along Hwy 41 during the 1940s and 1950s. The park included a beach, campground, washrooms and a boat launch ramp for the convenience of motorists using the highway. Photo taken on July 29, 1954.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 41 #158

Above - Heavy grading on a revision of Hwy 41 near Mazinaw Lake, 20 miles north of Kaladar in 1956.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1956)





HWY 41 #156

Above - Completed grading on a reconstructed section of Hwy 41 at Mackavoy Lake in 1957, 12 miles south of Denbigh.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 41 #157

Above - New hot mix asphalt and zone striping on a reconstructed section of Hwy 41 at Mackavoy Lake (1958).
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1958)





HWY 49 #3

Above - Artistic rendering of the proposed Quinte Skyway on Hwy 41 (today's Hwy 49) near Deseronto (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)





HWY 41 #149

Above - Completed Lake Dore Diversion on Hwy 41 north of Eganville in 1978. This 5 km highway relocation project bypassed the narrow and winding shoreline route of the original Hwy 41. The completion of the Lake Dore Diversion greatly improved the route of Hwy 41 between Eganville and Pembroke. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1979)




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