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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 7B (New Hamburg Business Route). 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 west to east. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Present Day King's Highway 7B (New Hamburg) Photographs


HWY 7 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned section of Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 west of New Hamburg, facing west towards Shakespeare. Note the current alignment of the highway at left. This twin-slab concrete highway pavement was constructed in 1924, and is one of the oldest sections of exposed concrete highway remaining in the province. The old road carried highway traffic until 1957, when it was bypassed by a new highway alignment.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the abandoned alignment of Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 west of New Hamburg. The present route of Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 (New Hamburg Bypass) can be seen curving off to the right.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #59 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This former alignment of Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 between Shakespeare and New Hamburg was abandoned during construction of the New Hamburg Bypass in the 1950s.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the New Hamburg Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 8) towards Kitchener, approaching Waterloo Road 1 (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B). Traffic signals were installed at this intersection shortly after this photo was taken in 2006. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #58 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #180 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the New Hamburg Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 8) towards Shakespeare, approaching Waterloo Road 1 (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B). See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Waterloo Road 1 at the New Hamburg Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 8), showing the new traffic signal installation. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #178 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #179 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) west of New Hamburg. At the stop sign, through traffic must turn left to access the New Hamburg Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 8), which lies a short distance to the south. Up until 1957, Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 continued straight ahead towards Stratford. The abandoned section of Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 shown in earlier photos lies on the far side of this intersection. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 trailblazer markers at the junction of Huron Street and Waterloo Road 1, immediately north of the New Hamburg Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #181 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #177 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) west of New Hamburg. The entire original route of Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 from New Hamburg easterly to Kitchener has been bypassed over the decades by new, improved highway alignments. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) towards the Nith River Bridge west of New Hamburg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #175 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #176 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B), facing west from the Nith River Bridge west of New Hamburg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Nith River Bridge on Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) near New Hamburg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #174 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #173 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) towards New Hamburg at the Nith River Bridge. In 1930, the Department of Public Highways constructed a steel through truss bridge across the Nith River at this location. The single span bridge was 136 feet in length. The old bridge was replaced with the present concrete structure in 1998. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp (1998) on the Nith River Bridge on Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) near New Hamburg. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #172 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #54 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Huron Street (Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B) towards Stratford at the Nith River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on September 18, 2011  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction of Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B (Snyder's Road) at the Old Baden Bypass, facing east towards Petersburg. This rather interesting intersection has changed very little since its construction in 1957, when a new highway was completed which bypassed New Hamburg and Baden. In the early 1970s, another new route was completed for Hwy 7 & Hwy 8 further to the south. The new (current) highway alignment bypassed part of the Old Baden Bypass which had been built in the 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8 #55 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8 #53 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B (Snyder's Road) in Baden, facing west. This section of the old highway was bypassed by a new highway on an improved alignment in the late 1950s. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards the junction of Former Hwy 7B & Hwy 8B at the Old Baden Bypass. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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