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Historical Secondary Highway 635 Photographs


HWY 17 #1525

Above - Postcard view of Hwy 17 at Rolphton in 1948, facing west approaching Moore Lake Road and the road to Rapides-des-Joachims (later known as Hwy 635). In the late 1940s, the Upper Ottawa Valley was abuzz with activity due to a decision by Ontario's Hydro-Electric Power Commission (HEPC) to construct a new dam, reservoir and generating station on the Ottawa River at Des Joachims. On the hill at right, the new Rolphton town site can be seen under construction to house HEPC staff for this massive new hydro-electric project. The town site on the hill has since been abandoned and was demolished in the early 1990s, so many of the buildings seen in this historical photo are no longer standing today. Compare this historical 1948 photo to this 2011 Photo, which I took from roughly the same location more than 60 years later. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in 1948.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 17 #1526

Above - View of the Des Joachims Hydro Dam from the scenic lookout on Hwy 17 at Rolphton in 1950. The road through the supply yard in the foreground was designated as a Secondary Highway (Hwy 635) in 1960. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 22, 1950.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)


Present Day Secondary Highway 635 Photographs


HWY 17 #837 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #839 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Hwy 17 at Rolphton, facing west towards Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton, facing west. Until Hwy 635 was transferred to Renfrew County during the 1997-1998 provincial highway downloads, this was the only provincial highway junction along Hwy 17 between Pembroke and Mattawa. At one time, this intersection was controlled by traffic signals. As the construction of the hydro dam progressed, traffic signals had to be installed at this intersection to manage construction traffic entering and exiting the construction site. The traffic signals were installed during 1948, but were subsequently removed once construction had ceased. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #838 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #840 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs marking the Hwy 635 Junction on Hwy 17 at Rolphton. Before it was downloaded to Renfrew County in the 1990s, Hwy 635 was a short provincially-maintained Secondary Highway which led to the inter-provincial bridge to Rapides-des-Joachims, located on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance guide sign on eastbound Hwy 17, facing east from the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #841 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #842 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Hwy 17 Junction at Rolphton marks the southern terminus of Hwy 635. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 635 towards Rapides-des-Joachims from the Hwy 17 Junction at Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #844 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #843 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 635 Junction on Hwy 17, facing east towards Deep River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 from the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #845 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #836 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign on Hwy 17, facing west from the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 17 towards the Hwy 635 Junction at Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 635 #2 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 635 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern terminus of Hwy 635 at the Des Joachims Bridge, facing south towards Rolphton. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Des Joachims Bridge over the Ottawa River north of Rolphton. Hwy 635 came to an end of the inter-provincial bridge over the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 635 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 635 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north across the Des Joachims Bridge towards Quebec. Located at the end of Hwy 635, this impressive steel through truss structure is the only notable feature located along this short highway. Like many of the inter-provincial bridges located in the Ottawa Valley, the Des Joachims Bridge is owned and operated by the Government of Canada. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the Des Joachims Bridge at the end of Hwy 635, facing south towards the Ontario side. This structure is rather narrow with a roadway width of only 5.3 metres (17 feet, 4 1/2 inches), so it is highly recommended to have vehicles cross in only one direction at a time on this bridge. This bridge also features an open steel grate deck, rather than the solid decks typically used on Ontario's provincially-owned highway bridges. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 635 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 635 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Ottawa River from the Des Joachims Bridge at the end of Hwy 635. The provincial boundary line runs up the middle of the Ottawa River, so the northern side of the riverbank at left lies in the Province of Quebec, while the southern side of the riverbank at right lies in the Province of Ontario. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Des Joachims Bridge over the Ottawa River. This structure consists of three steel through truss spans, which were erected in approximately 1950. The trusses were installed on top a series of much older stone masonry piers, which were constructed at the turn-of-the-century as part of a much earlier bridge across the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 635 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 635 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Des Joachims Bridge over the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south across the Des Joachims Bridge from the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 21, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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