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Historical Secondary Highway 500 Photographs


HWY 62 #121

Above - Circa 1950 postcard view of the old York River Bridge on Hwy 62 in Bancroft. This historic concrete arch structure was built in 1913. The bridge was quite narrow and was difficult for trucks to negotiate, especially at the Hwy 28 Junction which lay at the western end of the bridge. The old arch bridge was replaced by the current Hwy 62 bridge in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of the Gazette Publishing Company, Picton)





HWY 500 #2             HWY 500 #3

NEW Left - Construction of the Furnace Falls Bridge on Hwy 500 (later known as Hwy 503) located about 6 miles east of Kinmount, Contract #1955-297. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on September 12, 1956.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1956)

NEW Right - Completed Irondale River Bridge (Site #40-55) at Furnace Falls, facing west towards Kinmount along Hwy 500 (later known as Hwy 503). See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1957.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 121 #1

Above - New steel pony truss bridge on Hwy 121 at Kinmount in 1957, facing south towards the Hwy 500 Junction. This great centreline view of the newly-constructed Kinmount Bridge over the Burnt River also depicts the junction with Secondary Highway 500 in the background. Note the interesting (and erroneous) junction sign assembly, which incorrectly marks Secondary Highway 500 as a King's Highway. The route of Hwy 500 from Kinmount to Tory Hill was renumbered as an extension of Hwy 503 in 1964. The Kinmount Bridge (Site #32-23) was constructed under Contract #1955-247 and was completed in late 1956. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 28, 1957.
(Photo © Archives of Ontario  -  Series RG-14-162-5, Photo #54)





HWY 62 #120

Above - Circa 1957 postcard view of Hastings Street (Hwy 62) in Downtown Bancroft, facing north from the Hwy 500 Junction (later known as Hwy 28). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Post Card Company, Ltd. Toronto)





HWY 500 #4

NEW Above - Completed Day Labour grading project along Hwy 500 (later known as Hwy 503), located about 6 miles east of Irondale. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1957.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 121 #71

Above - Completed channelized intersection at the Hwy 121 & Hwy 500 Junction (later known as Hwy 649) near Union Creek in 1957. These intersection improvements were completed under Contract #1956-139. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 500 #1

NEW Above - Preparation for the blasting of a new rock cut on a diversion of Hwy 500 (later known as Hwy 28) between Hermon and McArthur Mills east of Bancroft, Contract #1962-33. The section of Hwy 500 lying east of Bancroft became an extension of Hwy 28 in 1982. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1962.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1962)





HWY 500 #5

NEW Above - Completed Dungannon Bridge over the York River on Hwy 500 (later known as Hwy 28) east of Bancroft, Contract #1967-203. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1968.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1968)





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