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Historical Secondary Highway 504 Photographs


HWY 504 #2

Above - Completed Crowe River Bridge (Site #26-16) on the Chandos Loop Road (Hwy 504) between Apsley and Glen Alda in 1955. This steel truss bridge was salvaged in 1952 during a bridge replacement project on Hwy 28 at Haultain, located between Burleigh Falls and Apsley. It was reinstalled at this location on new concrete abutments under Contract #1953-101. During the 1940s and 1950s, several steel bridges were dismantled and reinstalled at different locations along the provincial highway system, due to crippling steel shortages triggered by World War II and the Korean War. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 14, 1955.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 1955)





HWY 504 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Hwy 504 and "TO 620" route markers in Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken in July 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers)


Present Day Secondary Highway 504 Photographs


HWY 28 #118 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 28 #119 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign facing southbound traffic on Hwy 28 at the Hwy 504 Junction in Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 28 approaching the Hwy 504 Junction in Apsley. Up until the 1940s, Hwy 28 curved to the right into Apsley's village centre. A diversion was built around the western side of the village during the early 1940s, when Hwy 28 was extended north from Apsley to Bancroft. Ever since this highway diversion was built in 1941-1942, motorists along Hwy 28 bound for Apsley have been required to exit from the highway in order to reach the village centre. The bypassed Hwy 28 spur which led into Apsley later became a part of Hwy 504. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 28 #123 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 28 #121 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 28 towards Burleigh Falls from the Hwy 504 Junction in Apsley. The diversion around Apsley comes to an end at this highway curve, where the Hwy 28 Extension to Bancroft ties back into the 1937 route of Hwy 28 from Apsley to Burleigh Falls. A 16-mile section of the Apsley-Bancroft Road was reconstructed on an improved alignment in the early 1940s, just prior to the road being assumed as a King's Highway. The completion of Hwy 28 between Apsley and Bancroft in 1943 was one of only a handful of new highway links constructed in Ontario during World War II. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - An older fingerboard guide sign for Burleigh Falls still stands at the Hwy 28 & Hwy 504 Junction in Apsley. This is one of the older narrow fingerboard guide signs whose use was discontinued in the 1990s. Today, the fingerboard guide signs used at highway junctions are about double this height to assist with sign message legibility. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 28 #124 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 28 #120 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 504 Junction on Hwy 28 in Apsley, facing south towards Burleigh Falls. Like all other Secondary Highways located within Peterborough County, Hwy 504 was transferred or "downloaded" to the municipal tier in the late 1990s. This road is no longer a provincial highway - today, Hwy 504 is officially known as Peterborough County Road 504 . Within Apsley, parts of Hwy 504 are also known as Burleigh Street. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 28 towards Bancroft from the Hwy 504 Junction in Apsley. This part of Hwy 28 was built in the early 1940s, as part of an extension of Hwy 28 from Apsley up to Bancroft. Prior to the construction of the Apsley Diversion, Hwy 28 curved into Apsley where the highway came to an end near the village centre. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 28 #122 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 28 #126 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 504 from the Hwy 28 Junction at the southern entrance to Apsley. For several years in the late 1930s and early 1940s, this entrance road into Apsley was part of Hwy 28. Once the new highway extension to Bancroft was completed in 1943, this old section of Hwy 28 was bypassed by an improved highway alignment west of the village. Old Hwy 28 through Apsley was re-designated as a part of Secondary Highway 504 in May 1956. The northbound-to-eastbound turn from Hwy 28 onto Hwy 504 at the southern entrance to Apsley is channelized in order to expedite traffic flow. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Hwy 28 & Hwy 504, facing west. Hwy 504 reaches its western terminus at this highway junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 28 #125 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 504 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction sign assembly at the western terminus of Hwy 504 at the Hwy 28 Junction. Provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 504 ended in 1998, when this section of the highway was transferred of "downloaded" to the County of Peterborough. Although the route number remains the same today, Hwy 504 is now signed with County Road 504 "flowerpot" route markers rather than provincial Secondary Highway 504 route markers. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Eels Creek Bridge (Site #26-05) on Hwy 504 at the southern entrance into Apsley from Hwy 28. This single-span concrete rigid frame structure was built under Contract #1964-249 and was completed in 1965. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 504 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 504 towards Apsley at the Eels Creek Bridge, located just east of the Hwy 28 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Eels Creek Bridge on Hwy 504 in Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 504 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 504 towards the Hwy 28 Junction at the Eels Creek Bridge at the southern entrance to Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching Apsley's village centre on Hwy 504 (Old Hwy 28). When the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) acquired jurisdiction and control over the Burleigh Falls-Apsley Road as an extension of Hwy 28 in August 1937, the King's Highway came to an end at River Street, located about 500 metres beyond this intersection. This bypassed spur of Hwy 28 which led into Apsley became part of Hwy 504 in 1956. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Junction sign assembly approaching the Hwy 504 and Hwy 620A Junction in Apsley. Just ahead, Hwy 504 turns right off of Burleigh Street onto Wellington Street and heads east out of Apsley and then around the southern side of Chandos Lake. By continuing straight through on Burleigh Street, motorists will find themselves following the unsigned route of Hwy 620A north. Rather than actually sign this diminutive route as Hwy 620A, MTO simply installed green-and-white "TO 504" and "TO 620" trailblazer signs along Burleigh Street through Apsley. The short route of Hwy 620A connects Hwy 504 up to Hwy 620, which is located at the northern entrance to Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 504 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Sometimes when I'm out taking highway photos, I just happen to be at the right place at the right time. In this photo, a beautiful 1933 or 1934 3-Windowed Ford Coupe just happened to be making the turn from Burleigh Street onto eastbound Hwy 504 in Apsley. Burleigh Street was the initial route of Hwy 28 when the King's Highway was extended from Burleigh Falls up to Apsley in 1937. This highway extension came about at a time when streamlined and sporty motorcars like this one could be found cruising out on the province's King's Highways. The extension and improvement of the provincial highway network into Ontario's lake districts during the 1930s triggered a major boom for motor tourism and ushered in a new era of weekend cottage vacationing. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Wellington Street (Hwy 504) in Apsley. At the intersection of Burleigh Street, Hwy 504 turns left and heads out to the Hwy 28 Junction. At right, the unsigned route of Hwy 620A follows Burleigh Street north to the Hwy 620 Junction at the northern entrance to Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #11 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 504 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Wellington Street (Hwy 504) in Apsley from the intersection of Burleigh Street. Hwy 504 forms a partial loop highway around the southern side of Chandos Lake. Hwy 504 connects with Hwy 620 near Glen Alda, which is a small community located about 25 km to the east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern terminus of Hwy 620A at the Hwy 504 Junction in Apsley. At this intersection, traffic can either turn left and head east along Hwy 504 via Wellington Street to Glen Alda, or continue straight through on Burleigh Street out to the Hwy 28 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #13 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 504 #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Burleigh Street (Hwy 620A) from the Hwy 504 Junction at Wellington Street in Apsley. Prior to the 1990s, Hwy 620A was among Ontario's shortest provincial highways, with a total length of about 800 metres (1/2 mile). However, provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 620A ended in 1998, when the highway was downloaded to the County of Peterborough. Burleigh Street had been under provincial jurisdiction since 1937, when the DHO acquired jurisdiction over Apsley's main street as part of Hwy 28. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green-and-white trailblazer route markers for Hwy 620 and Hwy 28 on Hwy 504 in Apsley. For such a small community, Apsley has an astonishing number of trailblazed highway routes, with "TO 28", "TO 504" and "TO 620" markers all prominently placed throughout the village. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 504 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - An old green-and-white "TO 504" trailblazer sign on Burleigh Street (Hwy 620A) in Apsley. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 30, 2022  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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