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Present Day Secondary Highway 656 Photographs


HWY 533 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 533 #15 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 533 & Hwy 656 Junction, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 533 towards Mattawa from the Hwy 656 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 533 #20 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 533 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 656 from the Hwy 533 Junction. This short highway extends north from Hwy 533 for about 4 km to the Antoine Mountain Ski Club and the Otto Holden Hydroelectric Generating Station. Although Hwy 656 has been a provincial highway since 1965, the road itself was actually built in the 1940s in order to bring construction materials and equipment to the new hydro dam site on the Ottawa River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 533 Junction on Hwy 656, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 533 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 533 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern terminus of Hwy 656 at the Hwy 533 Junction north of Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction sign assembly and fingerboard guide signs at the Hwy 533 & Hwy 656 Junction. The highway distance to Temiscaming, Quebec is shown as the control city for Hwy 533 North, since this area is sparsely-populated with no other communities situated along Hwy 533 north of this highway junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 533 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 533 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 533 from the Hwy 656 Junction. The route of Hwy 533 comes to an end about 50 km to the north at the Hwy 63 Junction, which lies between North Bay and Eldee. There are no other highway junctions or major roads crossing Hwy 533 between this point and the Hwy 63 Junction. This highway was originally constructed as a resource access road during the 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 656 Junction on Hwy 533, facing south towards Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 656 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Right - An older bullet-riddled Secondary Highway 656 route marker near the Hwy 533 Junction north of Mattawa. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 656 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 656 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Otto Holden Hydroelectric Dam at the end of Hwy 656 north of Mattawa. This enormous dam was constructed across the Ottawa River in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It was one of several major hydroelectric projects completed in the Ottawa Valley during the first half of the 20th Century. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the northern terminus of Hwy 656 at the entrance to the Otto Holden Generating Station. Today's Hwy 656 follows the route of the Ontario Hydroelectric Power Commission's access road, which was built out to the site from Mattawa in the late 1940s. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 656 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 656 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This oversized Hwy 656 Ends sign was likely placed to further emphasize that the highway terminates just ahead at the plant's security gate. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 656 towards Mattawa from the highway's northern terminus at the Otto Holden Generating Station's entrance. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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