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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 43. 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 west to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Historical King's Highway 43 Photographs


HWY 43 #1             HWY 43 #16

Left - New South Nation River Bridge on Hwy 43 in Downtown Chesterville. Photo taken on March 26, 1951.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1951)

NEW Right - New bridge over the Payne River on Hwy 43 at Finch (1954)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 15 #41

NEW Above - Craig Street Bridge over the Tay River on Hwy 43 (Formerly Hwy 15) in Perth (1954)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1954)





HWY 15 #29

Above - Circa 1955 postcard view of Gore Street (Hwy 43, Formerly Hwy 15) in Downtown Perth, facing north from the Tay River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of L. F. Charter)


Present Day King's Highway 43 Photographs


HWY 43 #2 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former route of Hwy 43 (Loucks Road) west of Chesterville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Facing west along Old Hwy 43 across the Chesterville Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 43 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An old stone wall indicates the location of the old Chesterville Bridge, before it was superceded by the new bridge in 1950. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - South Nation River Bridge on Old Hwy 43 at Chesterville. Structure completed in 1950. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 43 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of an original, unmodified concrete handrail on the Chesterville Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - An unusual "1950" date stone is located on the Chesterville Bridge's northeast parapet wall. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 43 #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Old Hwy 43 across the Chesterville Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Eastern side of the South Nation River Bridge in Chesterville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 43 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A mural in Downtown Chesterville commemorates the completion of the new Hwy 43 bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Former Hwy 43 alignment between Finch and Avonmore facing west. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 43 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former Hwy 43 alignment between Finch and Avonmore facing east. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Hwy 43 used to pass directly through Avonmore along Centennial Drive. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on July 30, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers





HWY 43 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 43 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Another view of the former Hwy 43 alignment along Centennial Drive in Avonmore. See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on August 2, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers

Right - Inscription on Hwy 43 culvert at Avonmore - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1941". See an Enlarged Photo here.
Photograph taken on August 2, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers




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