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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 Mount Forest northerly to Durham. 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 7: Present Day King's Highway 6 Photographs (Mount Forest to Durham)


HWY 6 #153 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #237 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 6 curve beside McFarlin Drive, north of Mount Forest. This is the first of several bypassed highway alignments along Hwy 6 between Mount Forest and Durham. These former highway alignments were left behind when the highway was straightened out during the 1950s.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1923) on a concrete culvert on a former alignment of Hwy 6 (McFarlin Drive) north of Mount Forest.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #247 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #248 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Fairbanks Creek Bridge on Hwy 6 north of Mount Forest. Structure completed in 1958.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Rehabilitation of the Fairbanks Creek Bridge on Hwy 6 north of Mount Forest.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #246 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #245 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Steel handrail design on the Fairbanks Creek Bridge on Hwy 6 north of Mount Forest.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Orchardville Diversion on Hwy 6 north of Mount Forest, facing north towards Durham.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #29 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former Hwy 6 alignment just south of the Beatty Saugeen River Bridge at Orchardville. This section of Hwy 6 was bypassed by a new alignment in 1957-1958.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Beatty Saugeen River Bridge on the old Hwy 6 alignment at Orchardville. This small concrete bowstring arch bridge was built by the Department of Public Highways in 1928. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #30 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Orchardville Bridge, as seen from the current Hwy 6 alignment. The current route of Hwy 6 is just a short distance to the west of the original Hwy 6 alignment through Orchardville.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Orchardville Bridge on an old alignment of Hwy 6, facing south towards Mount Forest. This bridge was closed off to vehicular traffic a few years ago. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #242 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete bowstring arch design of the Beatty Saugeen River Bridge on Old Hwy 6 at Orchardville. This structure design was replicated on many other provincial highway bridges built in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Sadly, there are few of these concrete bowstring arch bridges which still stand today.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Concrete barrel arch bridge over the Beatty Saugeen River on Hwy 6 north of Mount Forest. Structure completed in 1957.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #244 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #243 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete barrel arch bridge over the Orchardville Tailrace on Hwy 6. Structure completed in 1957.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along the former alignment of Hwy 6 at Orchardville.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #238 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #239 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Orchardville Tailrace Bridge on the former alignment of Hwy 6, north of Mount Forest.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Orchardville Tailrace Bridge on the former Hwy 6 alignment north of Mount Forest. This structure was built by Grey County before the Department of Highways assumed the Guelph-Owen Sound Road as a provincial highway in 1920. The bridge was extended to its current width in 1929, in order to permit two-way traffic to use the bridge. The original bridge could only carry one direction of traffic at a time.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 6 #241 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 6 #240 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former alignment of Hwy 6 at Orchardville Hill, facing south towards Mount Forest.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 6 towards Durham from Orchardville Hill, north of Mount Forest. The original Hwy 6 alignment seen here was bypassed in the 1950s by a new highway (at right) with an improved grade. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on May 16, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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