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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 59, arranged by location from Woodstock northerly to Shakespeare. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 2: Present Day King's Highway 59 Photographs (Woodstock to Shakespeare)


HWY 59 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Thames River Bridge. This structure also serves as a grade separation over an adjacent railway line.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Thames River Bridge in Woodstock was completed in 1967. The realignment of Hwy 59 at this location eliminated a steep grade and a level rail crossing.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #29 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 59 across the Thames River Bridge
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Thames River Bridge has a rather pronounced vertical crest curve in the middle portion of the structure
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #31 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #32 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 59 at the Thames River Bridge in Woodstock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 59 from the Thames River Bridge in Woodstock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #33 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #34 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of 1967 date stamp and MTO structure identification number
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The original pre-1967 alignment of Hwy 59 can be seen from the Thames River Bridge
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The new Thames River Bridge can be seen a short distance east of the former Hwy 59 alignment in Woodstock. The new high-level structure eliminated a dangerous at-grade railway crossing on the former highway alignment.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The former Hwy 59 bridge over the Thames River was a low-level structure, which crossed the river immediately adjacent to the railway crossing. Despite being bypassed in the 1960s, the original Hwy 59 structure lasted until 1995, when it was replaced with the bridge seen here.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #26 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #25 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 59 towards Thames River Bridge in Woodstock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 59 near Huntingford
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #18 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #20 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 59 towards Hickson at Mud Creek Bridge
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 59 towards Woodstock at Mud Creek Bridge
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #21 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of parapet design of Mud Creek Bridge on Hwy 59 north of Woodstock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of Mud Creek Bridge on Hwy 59. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #23 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #24 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern side of Mud Creek Bridge on Hwy 59 north of Woodstock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The use of steel parapets and handrails on Ontario bridges reached its zenith in the late 1950s. Unfortunately, the use of steel parapets dropped precipitously during the 1960s, with a resurgence of concrete as the preferred building material.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 59 towards Mud Creek Bridge south of Hickson
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 59 at Thames River Bridge near Tavistock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Thames River Bridge on Hwy 59 south of Tavistock. Structure completed in 1960.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 59 at Thames River Bridge near Tavistock
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - View of the current Thames River Bridge from the site of the original structure. The former bridge was completed in 1933, but it was replaced during a highway realignment project in the early 1960s.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Today, nothing remains of the original 1933 structure, apart from this treed embankment and some isolated traces of asphalt.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The newer Thames River structure is situated in the middle of a long superelevated curve
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A small patch of original asphalt is still visible north of the old Thames River Bridge site
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 59 towards Tavistock from Oxford Road 34 Junction
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Lines of trees are usually a good indicator of a former highway alignment. Here, a pair of older trees marks the edge of the original Hwy 59 alignment, before the new curve at Thames River was constructed.
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 59 #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 59 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 59 towards Shakespeare from GEXR railway crossing
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 59 towards Tavistock from GEXR railway crossing
(Photograph taken on April 21, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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