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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 72. 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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Historical King's Highway 72 Photographs


HWY 72 #1

Above - Aerial view of the new steel truss Frog Rapids Bridge, shown shortly after its completion in 1938. This new steel bridge was built on Hwy 72 just south of Sioux Lookout. It replaced a multiple-span timber truss bridge, which can be seen here off to the left of the new bridge. The timber structure was removed shortly after this photo was taken. Note that in the 1953 photo postcard below, the steel truss Frog Rapids Bridge is on its own. The steel truss Frog Rapids Bridge existed up until 2003, when it too was demolished and replaced by a new structure.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1938)





HWY 72 #15

Above - Circa 1940 postcard view of the Canadian National Railway subway on Hwy 72 in Sioux Lookout. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)





HWY 72 #16

Above - Postcard view of Hwy 72 approaching the Frog Rapids Bridge south of Sioux Lookout in 1953. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo from Cameron Bevers' historical photograph collection  -  Original photographer unknown)


Present Day King's Highway 72 Photographs


HWY 72 #2 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 72 #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Looking north along Hwy 72 towards Sioux Lookout from Dinorwic. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Abandoned Hwy 72 alignment near Ojibway Provincial Park. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 72 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 72 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned alignment of Hwy 72 near Ojibway Provincial Park. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Timber bridge over Moose Creek on Hwy 72. Structure completed in 1943. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 72 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 72 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Looking south along Hwy 72 towards Ojibway Provincial Park across the Moose Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Moose Creek Bridge, looking north towards Sioux Lookout. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 72 #14 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 72 #7 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Erroneous advance warning sign on Hwy 72 for the Secondary Highway 664 Junction at Patricia. The Hwy 664 indication displayed on this sign should be in a trapezoid-shaped Secondary Highway route marker, not a King's Highway crown route marker. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Demolition of the Frog Rapids Bridge on Hwy 72, looking north towards Sioux Lookout. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 72 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 72 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Demolition of the Frog Rapids Bridge on Hwy 72, looking north. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Demolition of the Frog Rapids Bridge on Hwy 72, looking south. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 72 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 72 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Very old Department of Highways sign at the Frog Rapids picnic area. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Timber trestle bridge over the Pelican River in Sioux Lookout. Structure completed in 1967. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 72 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Modern view of the CN railway subway at Sioux Lookout. The former northern terminus of Hwy 72 lies just beyond the underpass. In 2005, the Ministry of Transportation designated the Ed Ariano Bypass as a provincial highway. This truck bypass was actually built in the mid-1990s. It looped around the southeastern side of Sioux Lookout and joined directly to Hwy 516 and Hwy 642. Although the Ed Ariano Bypass has been designated as a part of Hwy 72 for several years now, it has only been signed as Hwy 72 since 2012. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on August 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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