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Page 4: Present Day King's Highway 4 Photographs (Walkerton to Singhampton)


HWY 9 #88 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #89 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Approaching the Yonge Street Junction on Hwy 9 (Formerly Hwy 4 & Hwy 9) in Walkerton, facing east. Until the late 1990s, Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 shared a brief concurrent route west of Walkerton. All provincially-owned sections of Hwy 4 lying north of Clinton were downloaded to various municipal governments in 1998. The concurrent route of Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 was discontinued at that time, when the highway leading west from Walkerton was simply renumbered as Hwy 9. The overlapped route of Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 west of Walkerton had existed since 1930, when Hwy 4 was initially extended north to Walkerton as part of an ambitious highway construction campaign in Southern Ontario. Prior to its removal, this was one of the longest-standing overlapped highway routes in the province, lasting just under 68 years. Bruce County now maintains the rural sections of Hwy 4 in the Walkerton area, while the Ministry of Transportation continues to retain provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 9 through Bruce County. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Guide signs marking the upcoming junction of Hwy 9 and Yonge Street in Walkerton. From this junction, Hwy 9 turns right and continues east towards Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #90 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #102 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 9 (Formerly Hwy 4 & Hwy 9) at the Yonge Street Junction in Walkerton. At this intersection, Hwy 9 turns right and continues east towards Harriston, as it has since the route was first established as a provincial highway in 1920. Prior to 1998, this intersection marked the eastern terminus of the overlapped routing of Hwy 4 & Hwy 9. Until the northern section of Hwy 4 was downloaded in the late 1990s, Hwy 4 turned left at this intersection and briefly headed north into Downtown Walkerton via Yonge Street and Jackson Street. At the intersection of Durham Street in Downtown Walkerton, Hwy 4 turned right and resumed its route easterly towards Hanover and Flesherton. The route of Hwy 4 ultimately ended 81 km to the east at the Hwy 24 Junction in Singhampton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Historically, the Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 Junction in Walkerton used to be a directional "Y" junction. When approaching Walkerton on Eastbound Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 from Kincardine, one leg of the "Y" turned south towards Harriston while the other leg turned north towards Downtown Walkerton. During the 1960s, intersection improvements were carried out at the Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 Junction. As a result of these improvements, the junction was redesigned so that Eastbound Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 entering Walkerton from Kincardine joined Yonge Street at a right angle. These improvements obliterated the south leg of the "Y", heading to Harriston. However, the north leg of the "Y" heading to Downtown Walkerton was bypassed, and became a municipal street known as Circle Drive. Remnants of the original "Y" (Circle Drive) can be seen curving away from the main highway at left. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #92 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #91 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Circle Drive in Walkerton. Note the long superelevated curve joining Hwy 9 and Yonge Street (Formerly Hwy 4) together. This curve was clearly designed to move fast, long-distance highway traffic. Today, Circle Drive is a quiet back street. Directional "Y" intersections such as this one used to be very common on Ontario's King's Highways. However, they were all removed or bypassed over the years, as was the case here. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Circle Drive in Walkerton. This road once formed one half of a directional "Y" intersection at the Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #101 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #93 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Guide signs at the junction of Hwy 9 and Yonge Street in Walkerton, facing east. Prior to the extensive provincial highway downloading of 1997-1998, Hwy 4 turned left onto Yonge Street at this intersection and headed into Downtown Walkerton. Today, the former route of Hwy 4 through Walkerton is just known by its municipal street names (Yonge Street, Jackson Street and Durham Street). It is no longer a provincial highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 9 towards the Yonge Street (Formerly Hwy 4 East) Junction in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #94 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #95 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Distance guide sign on Eastbound Hwy 9, facing east from the Yonge Street (Formerly Hwy 4 East) Junction in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Guide sign on Westbound Hwy 9, facing west towards the Yonge Street Junction in Walkerton. At this intersection, Hwy 9 turns left and continues on its route west towards Kincardine, where it ends at Hwy 21. Before the time of the mass provincial highway downloading in 1997-1998, Hwy 4 also used to pass through this intersection. Up until 1998, Hwy 4 East continued straight ahead via Yonge Street. Hwy 4 West was signed concurrently with Hwy 9 for 13 km from this junction to another highway junction north of Teeswater, where Hwy 4 parted ways with Hwy 9 and turned south towards Wingham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #96 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #97 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Junction of Hwy 9 & Yonge Street, facing north towards Downtown Walkerton. At this intersection, Hwy 9 turns left and continues west towards Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 9 (Formerly Hwy 4 & Hwy 9) towards Kincardine from the Yonge Street Junction in Walkerton. Although it isn't clear in the photo, the restaurant at right is known as "Mel's 4 & 9 Diner" - an obvious reference to the long-standing junction of these two important highways. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #98 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #99 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Guide sign marking the Hwy 9 West turn-off to Kincardine. Walkerton's Yonge Street (Former Hwy 4 East) lies directly ahead. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Junction route marker crown signs approaching the Hwy 9 Junction on Southbound Yonge Street (Hwy 4) in Walkerton. Up until 1998, Hwy 4 turned right at this intersection, where it began its short concurrent route along Hwy 9. The two highways parted ways again 13 km to the west, where Hwy 4 turned south towards Teeswater and Wingham, while Hwy 9 continued west towards Kincardine. The tiny yellow "CL" sign at right marks the end of the provincially-owned leg of this intersection. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) normally controls all legs of the approaches to a signalized intersection located on a provincial highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #100 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #53 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing south along Yonge Street (Hwy 4) towards the Hwy 9 Junction in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing north along Yonge Street (Hwy 4) towards Downtown Walkerton from the Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #12 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Saugeen River Bridge on Durham Street (Hwy 4) in Walkerton. This interesting concrete "T" beam girder structure was completed in 1937. It features three main arched spans with a cantilevered approach span on each end. Many cantilevered end bridges were constructed on Ontario's King's Highways during the late 1930s, as bridge designers with the Department of Highways experimented with various new bridge construction techniques. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 24, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Durham Street (Hwy 4) across the Saugeen River Bridge in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 24, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #10 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the steel and concrete handrail design on the Saugeen River Bridge on Durham Street (Hwy 4) in Walkerton. Note the embossed concrete stanchions, which were a commonly-used decorative embellishment on Department of Highways' designed bridges built in 1935-1937. Sadly, many of the original examples constructed by the Department of Highways were rebuilt or widened over the decades. Only one other bridge with these design features still exists today. The other surviving example was built in 1936 on Hwy 8 (now Niagara Road 81) over 20 Mile Creek near Beamsville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 24, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Saugeen River Bridge on Durham Street (Hwy 4) in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 24, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #14 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #56 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Durham Street (Hwy 4) across the Saugeen River Bridge in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 24, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Saugeen River Bridge on 10th Street (Hwy 4) in Hanover, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #57 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #55 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Southern side of the Saugeen River Bridge on 10th Street (Hwy 4) in Hanover. Structure completed in 1960. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Saugeen River Bridge on 10th Street (Hwy 4) in Hanover, facing west towards Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #58 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #59 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Steel handrail design of the Saugeen River Bridge on 10th Street (Hwy 4) in Hanover. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Hanover Canadian National Railway (CNR) Overhead on 10th Street (Hwy 4), facing west towards Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #60 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #54 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Northern side of the Hanover Canadian National Railway (CNR) Overhead on 10th Street (Hwy 4) in Hanover. Structure completed in 1960. The railway tracks were abandoned decades ago. The former railway right-of-way has been converted into a recreational trail. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing east across the Hanover Canadian National Railway (CNR) Overhead on 10th Street (Hwy 4) in Hanover. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #18 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #19 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 4 towards Hanover across the Camp Creek Bridge at Allan Park. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Camp Creek Bridge on Hwy 4 at Allan Park, facing east towards Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #20 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #17 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the steel and embossed concrete handrail design on the Allan Park Bridge on Hwy 4. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Bridge over Camp Creek on Hwy 4 at Allan Park, east of Hanover. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was completed in 1934. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #61 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #62 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - A former alignment of Hwy 4 (Hutton Hill Road) departs from the current route of Hwy 4 between Hanover and Durham. This former section of Hwy 4 was bypassed in the late 1940s, eliminating two steep grades and two former at-grade railway crossings. Traces of one of railway crossings is visible in the foreground. The graded railway roadbed can be seen approaching the crossing from the left. However, the railway tracks themselves were removed many years ago. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - This diversion of Hwy 4 was completed in 1947 in an effort to improve the highway alignment between Hanover and Durham. The new highway diversion was just under one mile in length, bypassing two at-grade railway crossings and steep grades on the original highway's alignment. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #63 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #71 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Former alignment of Hwy 4 (Hutton Hill Road), facing east towards Durham. The old alignment joins the current route of Hwy 4 at the bottom of this grade. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Northern side of the Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 4 west of Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #67 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #68 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing west along Hwy 4 at the Saugeen River Bridge west of Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Southern side of the Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 4 west of Durham. This single span steel beam structure was completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #69 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #70 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 4 towards Durham at the Saugeen River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Steel handrail design of the Saugeen River Bridge on Hwy 4 west of Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #72 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #73 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Hwy 4 approaching Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing west along Hwy 4 towards Hanover from Durham Road (Grey Road 27) in Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #74 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #66 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Hwy 4 at Durham Road (Grey Road 27) in Durham, facing east. When Hwy 4A (later Hwy 4) was first established as a provincial route in 1927, the highway climbed the hill at left (Durham Road) and ended at Hwy 6 (Garafraxa Street) immediately north of Downtown Durham. When Hwy 4 was extended east from Durham to Flesherton in 1937, Hwy 4 was routed concurrently with Hwy 6 for a short distance between Durham Road and Lambton Street through Downtown Durham. At Lambton Street, Hwy 4 turned off of Garafraxa Street and continued east towards Flesherton. In 1950, the route of Hwy 4 through Durham was changed when Lambton Street was extended west from Garafraxa Street across a newly-built bridge over the Saugeen River. The new bridge allowed traffic on Hwy 4 to bypass Garafraxa Street altogether, by eliminating the awkward jog in the highway's alignment. The overlapped routing of Hwy 4 & Hwy 6 along Garafraxa Street was discontinued once the new Hwy 4 route was built. This long curve diverted long distance through traffic away from the original route of Hwy 4 (Durham Road) and onto the new route (Bruce Street and Lambton Street). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Northern side of the Saugeen River Bridge on Lambton Street (Hwy 4) in Downtown Durham. This single span concrete rigid frame structure was built as part of a larger highway diversion project through Durham is 1950. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 4 #64 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #65 - © Cameron Bevers

NEW Left - Facing east along Lambton Street (Hwy 4) at the Saugeen River Bridge in Downtown Durham. Structure completed in 1950. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Steel handrail design of the Saugeen River Bridge on Lambton Street (Hwy 4) in Downtown Durham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #132 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 4 #75 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 6 towards the Hwy 4 Junction in Downtown Durham. Compare the present day photograph shown above with this historic 1950 postcard view of the same location. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

NEW Right - Facing east along Hwy 4 towards Flesherton at Priceville. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 24 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 24 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 24 towards Shelburne from the Hwy 4 Junction at Singhampton.
(Photograph taken on March 13, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Emergency road closure sign on Hwy 24 at Singhampton. The portion of Hwy 24 from Singhampton to Shelburne is one of Ontario's most notorious highways during the winter months. The highway is frequently closed from Hwy 4 at Singhampton to Hwy 89 in Shelburne due to blowing snow and poor visibility. During emergency winter road closures, the red warning beacons flash to advise motorists that they are not permitted to use the highway.
(Photograph taken on March 13, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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