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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 55 (#1), which ran from Hamilton to the Highway 53 Junction. 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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Historical King's Highway 55 (#1) Photographs


QEW #533             QEW #534

Left - Burlington Street (Hwy 55) Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton (May 8, 1961)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Burlington Street (Hwy 55) Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton, facing north across the QEW. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on May 8, 1961.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





QEW #531             QEW #532

Left - Facing west across the Burlington Street (Former Hwy 55) Overpass towards Hamilton at the Queen Elizabeth Way Interchange. Photo taken in May, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)

Right - Queen Elizabeth Way at the Burlington Street (Former Hwy 55) Interchange in Hamilton, facing north towards the Burlington Bay Skyway. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken in May, 1967.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)





QEW #495             QEW #498

Left - Approaching the Burlington Street (Former Hwy 55) Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton in 1980. The Queen Elizabeth Way looks dramatically different today, as a result of the new Burlington Street and Red Hill Valley Parkway Interchange. The unique Hamilton Waterworks Building at left is about the only distinguishing landmark visible in this photo that still remains today. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 22, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Woodward Avenue from the Burlington Street (Former Hwy 55) Interchange in Hamilton in 1982. This photo shows the original four-lane highway before it was widened in the mid-1980s as part of the Burlington Skyway Twinning Project. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 20, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)




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