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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 70A. 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 south to north. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Present Day King's Highway 70A Photographs


HWY 70A #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 70A #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Sturgeon Creek Bridge on Former Hwy 70A, facing north towards Black Hawk. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Sturgeon Creek Bridge on Former Hwy 70A north of Barwick. This creosoted timber trestle bridge was likely built by the Department of Northern Development around 1936. The Department of Highways took over responsibility for the Barwick Cut-Off Highway from the Department of Northern Development in 1937, at which time the route was officially designated as King's Highway 70A. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 70A #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Sturgeon Creek Bridge on Former Hwy 70A between Barwick and Black Hawk. The original timber handrail and curb on the western side of the bridge was damaged at some point and was repaired. The Rainy River District has many creosoted timber bridges. This construction style is prevalent here since bridges of this design are fairly simple to construct and require no local source of concrete as a building material. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 70A #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 70A #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Sturgeon Creek Bridge on Former Hwy 70A, facing north towards Black Hawk. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Former Hwy 70A at the Sturgeon Creek Bridge north of Barwick. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 70A #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 70A #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Former Hwy 70A south of Black Hawk. This former King's Highway was decommissioned in 1954, following the completion of a new highway alignment from a point east of Black Hawk to Emo. It's hard to believe that this narrow gravel road used to be a King's Highway, but it was! This road has not changed much since the province decommissioned Hwy 70A more than 60 years ago. As a result, this road appears more or less the same today as motorists in the 1940s and early 1950s would have experienced it. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Former route of Hwy 70A at Black Hawk. From 1937 until the route was decommissioned in 1954, Hwy 70A turned right at this intersection and joined Hwy 70 (today's Hwy 71) 5 km to the east. This east-west section of Hwy 70A later became Hwy 600. The route of Hwy 600 also continues straight ahead along its lengthy and meandering trek to Rainy River. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 70A #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing east along Hwy 600 (Former Hwy 70A) at Black Hawk. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 2, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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