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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 6, arranged by location from Manitowaning northerly to Little Current. 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 12: Present Day King's Highway 6 Photographs (Manitowaning to Little Current)


HWY 6 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #60 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern approach to the Little Current Swing Bridge across the North Channel on Hwy 6. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Little Current Swing Bridge is one of Ontario's most interesting highway bridges. Oddly, the bridge was never intended to serve highway traffic, as it was originally constructed as a railway bridge. The bridge was later re-decked so that it could be shared by road vehicles as well as trains. Originally, Hwy 6 traffic had to utilize a ferry service which ran across the North Channel. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #61 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #62 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Looking south through the Little Current Swing Bridge. This narrow one-lane structure is the only road access to Ontario's enormous Manitoulin Island, and its 300 km of provincial highways. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Little Current Swing Bridge as seen from Goat Island. The railway bridge was constructed in 1913, but was retrofitted with a new deck in 1945 to allow road traffic. Ferry service to Manitoulin Island was discontinued that same year. The bridge was shared by road and rail traffic until the 1980s when the railway line was abandoned. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #63 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #64 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Little Current Swing Bridge on Hwy 6, as seen from Goat Island, facing southwest. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The swing bridge is opened every hour to permit the passage of marine traffic on the North Channel. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #65 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #66 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The disused industrial lands beside Hwy 6 on Goat Island on the northeast corner of the bridge provide an excellent vantage point to observe the interesting operations of this converted railway bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A sailboat passes through the opened Little Current Swing Bridge on Hwy 6. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #67 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #68 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the opened Little Current Swing Bridge as seen from Hwy 6. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Traffic movement across the Little Current Swing Bridge is controlled by traffic signals which allow for alternating northbound and southbound traffic flows. When the bridge is opened, it is also protected by barriers with flashing warning beacons and bells. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #69 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #70 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern approach to Little Current Swing Bridge on Hwy 6. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking north through the Little Current Swing Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #71 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Western side of Little Current Swing Bridge on Hwy 6 as seen from Manitoulin Island. Due to the bridge's unique history, this interesting structure was placed on the Ministry of Culture's Heritage Bridge List. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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