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Historical Secondary Highway 544 Photographs
Above - Entrance to the Windy Lake Roadside Park on the Sudbury-Cartier Road (Hwy 544, later Hwy 144) between Onaping and Cartier. Windy Lake Park was one of several roadside parks established by the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) in 1939 for the convenience of motorists using Sudbury-area highways. With a total area of approximately 315 acres, Windy Lake Park was the second-largest park in the DHO's system of roadside parks. The park included a beach, campground, washrooms, cooking stoves and a fishing wharf. Administration of the roadside park was eventually transferred from the DHO to the Department of Lands and Forests in 1958. It was subsequently designated as Windy Lake Provincial Park in 1959 and is still in operation today. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on September 4, 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation - © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)
Above - Muskeg removal and preparation for rock blasting on a new diversion of Hwy 544 (later Hwy 144) between Sudbury and Azilda. Photo taken on October 15, 1956.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation - © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1956)
Above - Completed grading work on Hwy 544 (later Hwy 144) about 3 miles north of Larchwood (1957)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation - © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)
Above - Construction progress on the new Onaping River Bridge on Hwy 544A (later Hwy 544, now Sudbury Road 8) south of Levack in 1959. This new steel structure replaced a pair of narrow king-post timber truss bridges at the southern entrance to Levack. Note the temporary Bailey Bridge being used as a detour route for traffic at left. Photo taken in 1959.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation - © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1959)