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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 48 dating from 1937 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 Highway 48 Photographs


HWY 48 #26             HWY 48 #27

Left - Facing south along Hwy 48 towards Markham at the Mount Albert Creek Bridge in 1955. This interesting photo shows Hwy 48 shortly after the road was assumed as a King's Highway in 1954. Note that there was no centre line painted on the highway at that time. Photo taken on July 28, 1955. See an Enlarged Photo here. For an interesting comparison, this 2005 photo shows the same section of Hwy 48, 50 years later.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Original Mount Albert Creek Bridge on Hwy 48 between Stouffville and Sutton. This small timber structure was built by York County in 1930, more that two decades before the Markham Road was assumed as a provincial highway. Photo taken on July 28, 1955.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 401 #58

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 48 (Markham Road) Cloverleaf on Hwy 401 in Scarborough, facing east (June, 1961)
(Photo Courtesy of Archives of Ontario - Series RG-14-151-5-17 Neg. #1328)





HWY 48 #28             HWY 48 #29

Left - Facing north along Hwy 48 towards Beaverton at the new Pefferlaw Bridge near Port Bolster (April, 1969)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Western side of the new Pefferlaw Bridge on Hwy 48 near Port Bolster. This new three-span concrete girder structure spans Pefferlaw Brook. Completed in 1968, the new bridge replaced a narrow one-lane concrete bowstring arch bridge that was built by York County during the 1930s. Photo taken in April, 1969.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #30

Above - Eastern side of the Pefferlaw Bridge on Hwy 48 near Port Bolster (September 22, 1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #31

Above - Facing north along Hwy 48 towards Beaverton at the Pefferlaw Bridge near Port Bolster (September 22, 1977)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #38

Above - Eastern side of the new Mount Albert Creek Bridge on Hwy 48. In 1975, the small timber bridge seen in the 1955 photo above was replaced with a new composite concrete and timber structure. Photo taken on August 1, 1978.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #37

Above - Facing north along Hwy 48 towards Sutton at the new Mount Albert Creek Bridge (August 1, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #19             HWY 48 #20

Left - Facing south along Hwy 48 towards Toronto at the CN Railway Subway south of Markham (September 29, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing west across the deck of the Markham CN Railway Subway on Hwy 48. The railway structure in the background crosses 14th Avenue (September 29, 1978)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #40             HWY 48 #32

Left - Facing north along Hwy 48 towards Sutton at the Mount Albert Creek Bridge (October 3, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 48 towards Sutton at the Pefferlaw Bridge near Port Bolster (October 3, 1990)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #33             HWY 48 #34

Left - Facing north along Hwy 48 towards Beaverton at the Pefferlaw Bridge near Port Bolster (August 1, 1996)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Eastern side of the Pefferlaw Bridge on Hwy 48 near Port Bolster (August 1, 1996)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #35             HWY 48 #39

Left - Western side of the Pefferlaw Bridge on Hwy 48 near Port Bolster (August 1, 1996)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 48 towards Sutton at the Mount Albert Creek Bridge (August 20, 1996)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





HWY 48 #36

Above - Facing south along Hwy 48 towards Sutton at the Pefferlaw Bridge near Port Bolster (August 20, 1998)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)




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