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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 58A. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order, while present day photographs (Year 2000 to date) are arranged by location from west to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Present Day King's Highway 58A Photographs


HWY 58 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 58A Junction on Hwy 58, facing north towards Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide signs marking the Hwy 58A Junction on Hwy 58 in Welland. This intersection marks the northern terminus of the south leg of Hwy 58. Up until the late 1990s, the south leg of Hwy 58 was connected to the north leg of Hwy 58. The section of Hwy 58 that passed through Welland was a connecting link that was signed along Prince Charles Drive, Thorold Road and Niagara Street. However, the connecting link agreement between MTO and the City of Welland was repealed in 1997 and references to Hwy 58 through the city were subsequently removed. The former route of Hwy 58 along Prince Charles Drive is now signed as Niagara Road 54.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A lone "To 140" trailblazer has been placed on Northbound Hwy 58 at the Hwy 58A Junction, presumably to guide through traffic on Hwy 58 away from Downtown Welland. The route of former Hwy 58 through Welland is rather convoluted.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 58A from the Hwy 58 Junction. Hwy 58A forms a bypass around the south side of Welland. Hwy 58A begins at this intersection and continues east for 5 km, where it joins with Hwy 140.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58 #11 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western terminus of Hwy 58A at the Hwy 58 Junction in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 58 Junction on Hwy 58A. Motorists who turn left here can follow Hwy 58 to Port Colborne. Turning right at the intersection will lead motorists into Welland along Prince Charles Drive (former Hwy 58).
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58 #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs marking the Hwy 58 Junction on Westbound Hwy 58A in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Advance guide signs marking the Hwy 58 Junction. However, there is no sign indicating that Hwy 58A ends at this intersection.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Prince Charles Drive (former Hwy 58) towards the Hwy 58A Junction in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Advance junction sign assembly marking the Hwy 58 and Hwy 58A Junction on Southbound Prince Charles Drive (former Hwy 58). There are no turn-off signs marking this junction, just a fingerboard sign marking "Townline Road".
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58 #15 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Prince Charles Drive (former Hwy 58) from the Hwy 58A Junction in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 58A from the Hwy 58 Junction in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 58A south of Welland. This is one of Ontario's shortest King's Highways, with a total length of only 5 km.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 58A south of Welland, approaching Canal Bank Street. Canal Bank Street was the original route of Hwy 58 from the 1930s up until the late 1950s. In 1958, Hwy 58 was relocated onto a new route west of the Welland Canal and the old route through Dain City was decommissioned.
(Photograph taken in April 15, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western approach to the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland. This structure carries Hwy 58A and the adjacent railway lines below the Welland Canal.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western portal of the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A. Completed in 1972, the Townline Tunnel was one of two fixed-link road crossings constructed underneath the new Welland Canal during the early 1970s. The East Main Street Tunnel, located about 3 km to the north, was also built as part of the Welland Canal relocation project.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 58A on the approach to the Townline Tunnel in Welland. The highway and railway were constructed in an earth cut far below the original ground line. The overpass in the background represents the location of the original ground line. The entire area below that structure was excavated. The amount of earth moved in order to construct the Townline Tunnel approach is quite remarkable!
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western portal of the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland. The Townline Tunnel is the only two-lane highway passing below the canal. Both the East Main Street and Thorold Tunnels are four-lane divided highways, which pass below the canal through twin tubes.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Looking through the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland, facing east. The tunnel is fully illuminated from end-to-end. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Townline Tunnel has a pedestrian sidewalk on the north side of Hwy 58A. Although the tunnel has this facility, I would strongly advise pedestrians and cyclists to find another route across the Welland Canal. The Townline Tunnel is notorious for its rather repulsive, sulphurous smell.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Looking out through the west portal of the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking through the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland, facing east.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #11 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern approach to the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland. The Townline Tunnel is one of three highway tunnels on the King's Highway System. All of these tunnels are located in Welland and nearby Thorold and all three pass below the Welland Canal.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - East portal of the Townline Tunnel on Hwy 58A in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 58A #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 58A #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The two railway lines that pass through the Townline Tunnel are at a lower elevation than Hwy 58A, in order to provide the extra clearance required by trains. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 58A from the Townline Tunnel in Welland.
(Photograph taken in April 2, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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