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Page 13: Present Day King's Highway 6 Photographs (Little Current to Espanola - Hwy 17)


HWY 6 #92 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #91 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old Hwy 6 alignment across Goat Island north of Little Current. In 1998, about 3 km of Hwy 6 was relocated further to the east, providing a greatly improved link between Little Current and the mainland. This dangerous curve in the old highway on Goat Island was one of the primary reasons that this old section of Hwy 6 was bypassed.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The former Hwy 6 alignment across Goat Island is still open to traffic as a local access road, which ends abruptly at the channel between Goat Island and Great La Cloche Island. This former alignment can be found just north of the Little Current Swing Bridge.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #90 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Unfortunately, an old steel truss bridge dating from 1938 was removed from the old causeway between Goat Island and Great La Cloche Island as a result of the relocation of Hwy 6 in 1998.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned Hwy 6 causeway leading up to the former bridge between Goat Island and Great La Cloche Island
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #87 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #89 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Goat Island Channel, showing the abandoned causeway that once carried Hwy 6 between Little Current and Espanola
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The new causeway to Goat Island was opened in 1998. It was constructed on an abandoned railway right-of-way.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #86 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #85 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Goat Island Channel Bridge on the new Hwy 6 alignment. Structure completed in 1998.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Goat Island Channel Bridge, as seen from Great La Cloche Island
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #84 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #88 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards Espanola across the new Goat Island Causeway. This new causeway offers a much safer and direct access to Little Current from Great La Cloche Island. Note the unusual steel box-beam guide rails used on the causeway.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Beginning of the Goat Island Hwy 6 Diversion about 3 km north of Little Current
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The new Goat Island Hwy 6 Diversion can be seen at left, while the abandoned highway approach to the former Goat Island Causeway can be seen at right. About 3 km of the old highway approaching the Goat Island Causeway was bypassed in 1998.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned section of Hwy 6 across Great La Cloche Island north of Little Current. The incredibly flat terrain of this portion of Great La Cloche Island gives the old Hwy 6 alignment an infinite appearance.
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #305 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Abandoned Hwy 68 alignment (now Hwy 6) north of Little Current on Great La Cloche Island
(Photograph taken in June, 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #82 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #83 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 6 (Formerly Hwy 68) alignment on Great La Cloche Island, north of Little Current
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned Hwy 6 alignment on Great La Cloche Island. Almost 10 km of Old Hwy 68 was abandoned on Great La Cloche Island when a straighter highway alignment was constructed in the 1960s.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #110 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #111 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 6 towards the Birch Island Causeway. There are several causeways on Hwy 6 linking the numerous islands which lie between Little Current and Whitefish Falls.
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A recently-reconstructed section of Hwy 6 just north of Birch Island
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #112 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #113 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 6 towards the La Cloche Peninsula Causeway south of Whitefish Falls
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 6 at Manitoulin-Sudbury District Boundary south of Whitefish Falls
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #117 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #114 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Whitefish Falls Bridge on Hwy 6, facing south towards Little Current
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards Espanola at Whitefish Falls
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #115 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #116 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Large rock cut on Hwy 6 at the La Cloche Mountains north of Whitefish Falls
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A reversing "S" curve on Hwy 6 sweeps through the La Cloche Mountains south of Espanola
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #74 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #75 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Rock cut on Hwy 6 through the La Cloche Mountains, facing north towards Espanola
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south towards Whitefish Falls from Willisville Lookout on Hwy 6
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #76 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #77 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Charlton Lake and the La Cloche Mountains from Willisville Lookout
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Rock cut on Hwy 6 through the La Cloche Mountains, facing south towards Whitefish Falls
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #78 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #79 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Rock cut on Hwy 6 through the La Cloche Mountains near Willisville Road
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards Espanola at Willisville Road
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #80 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #81 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 6 towards Whitefish Falls at Willisville Road
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Long-abandoned Hwy 68 (now Hwy 6) alignment across the La Cloche Mountains near the Willisville Rock Cut. The original 1930s alignment of this highway was almost completely abandoned during reconstruction projects in the 1960s. Evidence of the original highway is now disappearing, as the surrounding forest slowly regenerates.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #73 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #72 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards Espanola near Anderson Lake
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 6 towards Whitefish Falls, about 6 km south of Espanola
(Photograph taken on July 2, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #130 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #129 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards McKerrow from Espanola
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 6 towards Espanola at the Spanish River Bridge
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #897 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #469 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 approaching the Hwy 6 Junction north of Espanola. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 6 Junction on Hwy 17 north of Espanola. This important highway connection provides the only road access to Manitoulin Island.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #898 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #899 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - "Singing median" on Hwy 17 approaching the Hwy 6 Junction near Espanola. The concrete centre strip has a series of intermittent alternating recessed grooves and raised humps, which provides drivers with an audible warning that their vehicle's tires have encroached over the centreline of the highway. Although many highways were constructed with this type of median treatment before the 1980s, it is no longer popular with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The singing median is slowly disappearing from the Ontario landscape as older highways are reconstructed.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 17 at the Hwy 6 Junction near Espanola. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #900 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #901 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 17 towards Massey from the Hwy 6 Junction north of Espanola. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 6 turn-off guide sign on Eastbound Hwy 17 near Espanola.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #249 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #128 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance sign on Southbound Hwy 6 at the Hwy 17 Junction near Espanola. The community of South Baymouth is the southernmost road-accessible point on Manitoulin Island. It is also the location where Hwy 6 continues south to Tobermory and Southern Ontario via a ferry service that runs during the peak travel seasons only. During the off-peak season from October to May, Hwy 6 is discontinuous between Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards the Hwy 17 Junction north of Espanola. The route of Hwy 6 finally comes to an end at this intersection, after traveling nearly 500 km north from Port Dover, located on the shores of Lake Erie. Hwy 6 is one of Ontario's longest King's Highways.
(Photograph taken on July 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #903 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 17 #902 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern terminus of Hwy 6 at the Hwy 17 Junction near Espanola. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 17 at the Hwy 6 Junction, north of Espanola.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 17 #904 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Approaching the Hwy 6 Junction on Hwy 17, facing east towards Sudbury.
(Photograph taken on August 28, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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