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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 65, arranged by location from the Ontario-Quebec Boundary westerly to New Liskeard. 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 east to west. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 1: Historical King's Highway 65 Photographs


HWY 65 #15             HWY 65 #16

Left - Postcard view of the Hwy 11B and Hwy 65 Junction in Downtown New Liskeard in 1970. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
Photograph courtesy of Len Leiffer

Right - Circa 1970 postcard view of a sunset over Hwy 11 at the Hwy 65 Junction near New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
Photograph courtesy of Len Leiffer


Present Day King's Highway 65 Photographs (Quebec Boundary to New Liskeard)


HWY 65 #37 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - King's Highway 65 Ends route marker at the Ontario-Quebec Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken in June, 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Eastern terminus of Hwy 65 at the Ontario-Quebec Boundary, facing east towards Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec. From here, the road continues east for another 2 km through Quebec before reaching Notre-Dame-du-Nord. Motorists have the option of going north to Rouyn-Noranda on Quebec's Hwy 101 North from Notre-Dame-du-Nord, or returning back to Ontario on Quebec's Hwy 101 South via Temiscaming. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Beginning of Hwy 65 at the Ontario-Quebec Boundary, facing west towards New Liskeard. The first intersection along Hwy 65 at the boundary line is appropriately named "Frontiere Road" (Border Road). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 65 from the highway's eastern terminus at the Ontario-Quebec Boundary. New Liskeard lies roughly 22 km to the west. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east across the Wright Creek Bridge on Hwy 65. This structure is located just west of the Ontario-Quebec Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #21 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Wright Creek Bridge on Hwy 65 near the Ontario-Quebec Boundary. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Wright Creek Bridge on Hwy 65, facing west towards New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #20 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #24 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the Wright Creek Bridge on Hwy 65 near the Ontario-Quebec Boundary. Structure completed in 1960. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Wright Creek Bridge is a single span steel truss bridge (Warren type). Both the Wright Creek and adjacent Blanche River steel truss bridges on Hwy 65 are "pony truss" structures. Pony truss structures are characterized by an absence of any transverse overhead truss members spanning across the roadway. Bridges which have transverse overhead truss members spanning across the roadway are called "through truss" structures. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #25 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #26 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Blanche River Bridge is a Warren-type steel pony truss structure. It was one of the last bridges of this design ever built on an Ontario Highway. By the early 1960s, significant advances had been made in concrete bridge construction techniques. Since concrete was often more economical to use than structural steel, the number of new steel truss bridges constructed on Ontario's highways dropped precipitously after 1960. The very last steel pony truss bridge constructed on an Ontario provincial highway was built on Hwy 21 south of Grand Bend in 1963. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Blanche River Bridge on Hwy 65. This impressive three-span steel pony truss structure was one of the only examples of its kind ever built on Ontario's King's Highways. This structure was completed in 1960. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 65 towards New Liskeard at the Blanche River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Two of the Blanche River Bridge spans are approximately 120 feet in length, but the easternmost span is only 100 feet in length. Presumably, the one span was designed shorter than the other two spans in an effort to optimize the locations of the bridge's foundations. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #29 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Blanche River drains into Lake Timiskaming a few kilometres downstream of the Hwy 65 structure. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 65 towards the Ontario-Quebec Boundary at the Blanche River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #31 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #32 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the steel-beam handrails on the Blanche River Bridge on Hwy 65. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Blanche River Bridge on Hwy 65. Only a handful of three-span steel truss bridges were ever built by the Ontario Department of Highways (DHO), and even fewer of these bridges are still in existence today. A nearly identical three-span pony truss structure once spanned the Nottawasaga River on Hwy 26 west of Barrie. However, the Hwy 26 structure no longer exists today. The Nottawasaga River Bridge was replaced during a highway reconstruction project in 1998. Two surviving examples can be found along Hwy 17 in the Ottawa area. Another example can be found on Hwy 569 southeast of Englehart, which coincidentally also spans the Blanche River. However, the three surviving three-span examples consist of one "through truss" span and two "pony truss" approach spans, so their designs differ somewhat from the Blanche River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #33 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #34 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Traces of the old timber bents from the original Blanche River Bridge can still be seen in the water just south of the current Hwy 65 structure. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Blanche River Bridge on Hwy 65 east of New Liskeard. The eastern approach to the bridge was built on a short fill. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 65 #35 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 65 #36 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A scenic rural scene appears as Hwy 65 rounds this curve about 9 km east of New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on September 1, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 65 (Formerly Hwy 11B) approaching New Liskeard. This short 1 km section of the highway is quite urbanized. The commercial development along this corridor is a significant change from the predominantly rural environment along the remainder of Hwy 65. In 2003, the old route of Hwy 65 through Downtown New Liskeard was decommissioned. As a result, Hwy 65 was relocated from its former route through Downtown New Liskeard to a new route along the Tri-Town Bypass. The northern section of Hwy 11B north of New Liskeard was renumbered as Hwy 65. The route renumbering provided a more efficient route for Hwy 65 through the New Liskeard area. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #935 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #936 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Tri-Town Bypass (Hwy 11 & Hwy 65) from the north entrance to New Liskeard (Hwy 65 East). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 65 East Junction on the Tri-Town Bypass. At this junction, Hwy 11 & Hwy 65 part ways after sharing a short concurrent route along the Tri-Town Bypass. The route of Hwy 65 turns right at this junction and heads east towards New Liskeard and Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, while Hwy 11 continues straight ahead towards Cochrane. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #937 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #938 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign marking the Hwy 65 Junction on northbound Hwy 11 near New Liskeard. The northbound turn lane to Hwy 65 East is channelized. Up until 2003, the intersecting road was known as Hwy 11B. The old route of Hwy 11B and Hwy 65 through Downtown New Liskeard was discontinued in 2003. The current route of Hwy 65 follows the Tri-Town Bypass concurrently with Hwy 11 and a short section of Former Hwy 11B at the northern entrance to New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign for Hwy 11 at the Hwy 65 East Junction in New Liskeard. There are no signs at the intersection guiding traffic to the western leg of Hwy 65, even though Hwy 65 continues west from this junction via a short concurrent routing with Hwy 11 South. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #944 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #939 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 11 Junction on Hwy 65 (Formerly Hwy 11B) in New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Hwy 65 East (Formerly Hwy 11B) at the Tri-Town Bypass. From here, traffic can turn right and follow Hwy 11 North towards Cochrane or turn left and follow Hwy 11 South towards North Bay. Although unmarked, the route of Hwy 65 turns left and briefly follows the Tri-Town Bypass on its route west towards Elk Lake. This is the first signalized intersection along Hwy 11 since the highway departed from North Bay nearly 160 km to the south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #940 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #941 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - General view of the Hwy 11 & Hwy 65 East Junction on the Tri-Town Bypass in New Liskeard, facing south. The Tri-Town Bypass can be seen curving away in the distance. Historically, the route of Hwy 11 went right through Downtown New Liskeard, as well as nearby Haileybury and Cobalt. The old route of Hwy 11 was very awkward and had numerous intersections and turns which were difficult for trucks to negotiate. A new 19 km bypass around the three towns was built in the early 1960s. The new Tri-Town Bypass was officially opened to traffic on September 16, 1963. The new bypass shortened the highway distance between North Bay and Cochrane by about 7 km. The old route of Hwy 11 through the three towns was renumbered as Hwy 11B, although the northernmost part of Hwy 11B was recently renumbered as Hwy 65. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign marking the Hwy 65 Junction on southbound Hwy 11 near New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #942 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 11 #943 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 11 towards the start of the Tri-Town Bypass at the Hwy 65 East Junction in New Liskeard. Prior to the construction of the Tri-Town Bypass in the early 1960s, Hwy 11 continued straight ahead into Downtown New Liskeard. The original highway alignment followed the hydro pole line seen at left. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 11 towards Englehart from the Hwy 65 East Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11 #934 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Distance sign on the Tri-Town Bypass (Hwy 11 & Hwy 65) heading south from New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 3, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 11B #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Hwy 11B & Hwy 65 King's Highway route markers along Armstrong Street in New Liskeard. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on January 19, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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