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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's King's Highway 60 dating from 1937 to 1999. 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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Page 1: Historical King's Highway 60 Photographs (1937-1999)


HWY 60 #5             HWY 60 #7

Left - Hwy 60 near Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park. Photo taken on August 14, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 60 approaching Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park. Photo taken on August 14, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 60 #6

Above - View of Hwy 60 at Cache Lake in Algonquin Park. Photo taken on August 14, 1939.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1939)





HWY 60 #95

Above - Hwy 60 approaching the Oxtongue Lake Bridge (ca. 1940)
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 60 #8

Above - Department of Highways' Truck Weigh Scale at the Hwy 11 & Hwy 60 Junction in Huntsville (1941)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1941)





HWY 60 #94

Above - Hwy 60 at Shrine Hill near Wilno, facing east towards Killaloe (ca. 1945)
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 60 #98             HWY 60 #97

Left - Motorist feeding a deer on Hwy 60 in Algonquin Park (1948)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 60 from Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park (1948)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1948)





HWY 60 #1

Above - New Oxtongue River Bridge on Hwy 60 east of Dwight. Photo taken on September 4, 1949.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1949)





HWY 60 #239

NEW Above - Panoramic view of the Department of Highways' Roadside Park at Carson Lake in 1950. This interesting 15-acre park was established by the DHO in 1941, where Hwy 60 crossed a narrow isthmus between Carson Lake and Trout Lake about 4 miles west of Barry's Bay. At one time, camping was permitted on both the north and south sides of the highway. In this photo, the Carson Lake side of the campground is visible on the opposite side of Hwy 60 at left, while the Trout Lake side of the campground can be seen across the lake at right. In 1957, jurisdiction over the Carson Lake Roadside Park was transferred from the DHO to the Department of Lands and Forests, which designated it as Carson Lake Provincial Park several years later. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 26, 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1950)





HWY 60 #9

Above - Circa 1950 postcard view of the timber truss and trestle bridge on Hwy 60 crossing Oxtongue Lake east of Dwight. This interesting timber structure was completed during the original construction of the Algonquin Park Road in 1935. The bridge consisted of 18 timber beam spans on a series of timber trestle bents and a Howe-type timber truss centre span. It was one of the longest timber bridges ever constructed on the provincial highway system, with a total length of just under 400 feet (120 metres). The original timber bridge across Oxtongue Lake was in use until 1962, when it was replaced by a new steel beam bridge. Click here to see a photo of the replacement Oxtongue Lake Bridge as it appeared in 2006. Photo taken circa 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Annabelle Studio)





HWY 60 #13             HWY 11 #47

Left - Postcard view of Hwy 60 at Tea Lake in Algonquin Park (ca. 1950)
(Photo courtesy of Annabelle Studio)

Right - Circa 1950 postcard view of the Hwy 35 & Hwy 60 Junction on Hwy 11 at the northern entrance to Huntsville, facing north towards North Bay. As originally constructed in the 1930s, this highway junction was in a directional "Y" intersection configuration. At one time, Hwy 35 and Hwy 60 both reached their western terminus in Huntsville. The overlapped route of Hwy 35 & Hwy 60 between Huntsville and Dwight was discontinued in 1966, after which time the route became known as Hwy 60 only. Until the 1970s, it wasn't possible to reach Hwy 60 directly from the Huntsville Bypass (the new route of Hwy 11). This highway junction was extensively reconfigured in 1973, when Hwy 60 was extended west from Old Hwy 11 to the Huntsville Bypass. Both highways were realigned approaching this junction so that the two roads intersected at right angles. Significant re-grading also took place to improve the vertical grades approaching the intersection. Click here to see a Present Day View of the Hwy 60 Junction on Old Hwy 11 (now known as Muskoka Road 3) in Huntsville. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken circa 1950.
(Photo courtesy of Newt Winger)





HWY 60 #14

Above - Hwy 60 at Algonquin Park's West Gate east of Dwight (1953)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1953)





HWY 11 #1072

Above - Department of Highways' District #11 Office and Garage in Huntsville (1957)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)





HWY 60 #23

Above - Aerial postcard view of the Oxtongue Lake Bridge on Hwy 60, east of Dwight (ca. 1960)
(Photo courtesy of Ernie Dollimore)





HWY 60 #22             HWY 60 #233

Left - New asphalt pavement on Hwy 60 at Yantha Lake, 1 mile east of Barry's Bay (1961)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1961)

NEW Right - Grading and reconstruction of Hwy 35 & Hwy 60 between Dwight and Huntsville (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)





HWY 60 #234             HWY 60 #235

NEW Left - Grading operations on Hwy 35 & Hwy 60 between Hillside and Huntsville, Contract #1963-35 (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)

NEW Right - Hot-mix paving operations on Hwy 35 & Hwy 60 between Hillside and Huntsville, Contract #1963-47 (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)





HWY 60 #236             HWY 60 #237

NEW Left - Reconstruction of Hwy 60 on the approach to the Algonquin Park East Gate, Contract #1964-255 (1965)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1965)

NEW Right - Completed granular base on Hwy 60 east of Douglas, Contract #1965-225 (1966)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1966)





HWY 60 #238

NEW Above - Grading and culvert installation on Hwy 60 east of Algonquin Park Station Road, Contract #1967-117 (1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1968)





HWY 60 #96

Above - Hwy 60 approaching Carson Lake and Trout Lake, west of Barry's Bay (1968)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Department of Tourism & Information  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1969)





HWY 60 #232

NEW Above - Postcard view of the Hwy 60 & Hwy 62 Junction in Barry's Bay, facing west. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken circa 1970.
(Photo courtesy of Len Leiffer)




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