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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 74. 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 74 Photographs


HWY 401 #1495

Above - New DHO patrol yard and maintenance garage at the Hwy 401 & Hwy 74 Interchange near Nilestown. The opening of the London-Woodstock section of Hwy 401 in 1957 created additional demand for highway maintenance in London District. Photo taken in 1957.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1957)


Present Day King's Highway 74 Photographs


HWY 74 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 74 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north towards Belmont at the Catfish Creek Bridge on Hwy 74 near Mapleton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Catfish Creek Bridge on Hwy 74. Structure completed in 1938. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 74 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 74 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south towards New Sarum along Hwy 74 at the Catfish Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Catfish Creek Bridge on Hwy 74 near Mapleton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 74 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 74 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close up of railing design of the Catfish Creek Bridge on Hwy 74 near Mapleton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Overgrown abutments of the original Catfish Creek Bridge near Mapleton, which was destroyed during a severe spring flood in 1937. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 74 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 74 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The original Catfish Creek Bridge was located immediately to the west of the current Hwy 74 bridge. A graded embankment at left marks the location of the former road alignment. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of former Hwy 74 alignment which connected to the original Mapleton Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on March 26, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #411 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #412 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 74 Overpass across Hwy 401 east of London. This single-span concrete rigid frame bridge was completed in 1956. This bridge represents the typical design used for most of the vintage overpasses along Hwy 401 between London and Woodstock. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 401 from the Hwy 74 Overpass. This section of Hwy 401 was widened from four to six lanes in the early 1990s. Several old eight-ramp cloverleaf interchanges along the highway were converted to simple four-ramp diamond interchanges in order to provide sufficient width below the structure for a six-lane highway. The extra freeway lane was built in the space that was previously used for the cloverleaf weaving lane between the loop ramps. This simple design concession spared most of the major overpasses along Hwy 401 between London and Woodstock from premature demolition, in addition to rectifying the traffic weaving problem on the freeway that was caused by the old cloverleaf interchange design.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #413 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #414 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 401 towards Ingersoll from the Hwy 74 Overpass near London.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south across the Hwy 74 Overpass at Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #415 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #416 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the curved concrete parapet design of the Hwy 74 Overpass on Hwy 401.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north across the Hwy 74 Overpass at Hwy 401 near London.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 401 #198 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 401 #199 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Hwy 74 Interchange at Hwy 401 facing north. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 28, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of the Hwy 74 and Hwy 401 Interchange, facing northeast.
(Photograph taken on April 28, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 74 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 74 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The former northern terminus of Hwy 74 at Hamilton Road in Nilestown. For reasons that may never be known, this intersection was chosen to be the northern terminus of Hwy 74 from the time of the highway's creation in 1937 right up until the highway's downloading in 1997. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Former Hwy 74 from the Hamilton Road Intersection in Nilestown. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 24, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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