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Page 13: Present Day King's Highway 7 Photographs (Sunderland Corners to Lindsay)


HWY 7 #218 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #221 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 7 & Hwy 12 towards Whitby from the Hwy 7 East Junction at Sunderland Corners. The routes of Hwy 7 & Hwy 12 run concurrently for about 40 km between Sunderland Corners and Brooklin, north of Whitby. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Hwy 7 East Junction at Sunderland Corners on Hwy 7 & Hwy 12, facing north. At this intersection, Hwy 7 ends its 40 km concurrent routing with Hwy 12 and heads east towards Lindsay and Peterborough. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #219 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #220 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The northbound turn-off to Hwy 7 East from Hwy 7 & Hwy 12 at Sunderland Corners is a channelized right turn. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide sign marking the Hwy 7 East Junction on Hwy 7 & Hwy 12 at Sunderland Corners.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #215 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #216 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide sign marking the Hwy 7 East Junction on Southbound Hwy 12 at Sunderland Corners.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 12 towards Whitby at the Hwy 7 East Junction at Sunderland Corners. At this point, Westbound Hwy 7 joins Hwy 12, beginning a 40 km concurrent routing between Sunderland Corners and Brooklin. The Trans-Canada Highway turns east towards Peterborough at this junction. However, the signs here are rather ambiguous - does the Trans-Canada Highway follow Hwy 7 or Hwy 12 from this junction? See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #217 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #222 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 7 East Junction on Southbound Hwy 12 at Sunderland Corners. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay, just east of the Hwy 12 Junction at Sunderland Corners. The short westbound passing lane at left was constructed in 1951. It was the very first passing lane ever built on Hwy 7 east of Toronto, and among the earliest passing lanes built in the province. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #223 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #224 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 7 alignment between Sunderland Corners and Manilla. This former alignment now serves as a driveway to a local cemetery.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old Hwy 7 alignment between Sunderland Corners and Manilla, facing east. This section of Hwy 7 was relocated onto a new alignment during a highway improvement project carried out in 1951. The old Hwy 7 alignment now serves as a driveway access. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #225 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #226 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 7 alignment west of Manilla. The surviving concrete pavement exposed beneath the asphalt layer is unusual because it was grooved (scored) to improve vehicle traction and to facilitate roadway drainage. To my knowledge, only two other sections of surviving grooved concrete pavement exist in Ontario. Both are on abandoned sections of highway, like this example west of Manilla. This concrete pavement was constructed when this section of Hwy 7 was first paved in 1929.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This former Hwy 7 alignment was abandoned because of a sharp crest vertical curve with restricted visibility. Due to the adjacent cemetery, it was not possible to lower the vertical profile of the highway along the existing alignment. Accordingly, the highway was relocated onto a new alignment a short distance to the south in 1951.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Abandoned Hwy 7 alignment at the Manilla Cemetery, facing west towards Sunderland Corners. The relocated Hwy 7 can be seen at left.
(Photograph taken in November, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Inscription on an old concrete culvert near the Manilla Cemetery - "ONTARIO PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY 1922".
(Photograph taken in July, 2001  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #227 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #228 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay from the Manilla Cemetery Diversion. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 7 between Sunderland Corners and Manilla, facing east. The drive along Hwy 7 east of Sunderland Corners offers up some very pleasant pastoral scenery. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #229 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #230 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Former Hwy 7 alignment approaching Manilla. In 1956, Hwy 7 was relocated onto a new alignment to the north in order to eliminate a skewed intersection on the route of Hwy 7 in Manilla. The Manilla Diversion is visible here at left.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Start of the Manilla Diversion on Hwy 7, facing east towards Manilla. The old Hwy 7 alignment is visible at right behind the Hwy 7 route marker. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Abandoned Hwy 7 alignment immediately west of Manilla. This section of Hwy 7 was bypassed in 1956.
(Photograph taken in November 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #231 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #232 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay, just east of the Hwy 46 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 7 between Manilla and Oakwood, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #233 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #235 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 approaching Oakwood. This is the only major town along Hwy 7 between Sunderland Corners and Lindsay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay from Oakwood. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #234 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #236 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial speed enforcement advisory sign on Hwy 7 in Oakwood. The Ontario Provincial Police resumed aerial speed enforcement on provincial highways in 2007 after a 26-year hiatus. Although these signs now appear on numerous highways across Ontario, the odds of seeing aerial speed enforcement activities is unlikely. The practice is not particularly widespread due to the high costs involved.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Approaching the Kawartha Lakes Road 18 Junction on Hwy 7 west of Lindsay. Originally, Hwy 7 turned right here and went south for 1 km before resuming its route east towards Lindsay. The highway was realigned in 1958 as part of the Lindsay Bypass construction, eliminating the 1 km jog.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #237 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #238 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Lindsay on Hwy 7, facing east towards the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on Eastbound Hwy 7.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #243 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #244 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Oakwood from the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction near Lindsay.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction near Lindsay.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #245 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #246 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction Assembly on Eastbound Hwy 7 near Lindsay. Until the 1990s, Lindsay had three different "B" Business Routes leading into downtown from adjacent Hwy 7, Hwy 35 and Hwy 36. Although many of these business routes are still signed today, only a small section of Hwy 7B west of Lindsay is still under provincial jurisdiction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Turn-off guide signs for the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on Eastbound Hwy 7 near Lindsay. The route of Hwy 7B generally follows the original alignment of Hwy 7 through Lindsay, before the Lindsay Bypass was opened to traffic in 1958. The route of Hwy 7B is still signed through Lindsay, although the only portion of the highway that is under provincial jurisdiction is the short 800-metre section that runs concurrently with Hwy 35 North.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #247 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #248 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east at the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on Eastbound Hwy 7 near Lindsay. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 from the Hwy 7 Junction west of Lindsay. The routes of Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 run concurrently for 800 metres, before Hwy 35 turns north again towards Fenelon Falls and Minden. Hwy 7B then continues east into Downtown Lindsay via Kent Street.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #240 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #241 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction assembly at the western terminus of Hwy 7B at the Hwy 7 Junction. At the traffic signals, Hwy 35 turns left and runs concurrently with Hwy 7 along the Lindsay Bypass for 5 km before resuming its route south towards Newcastle.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign marking the Hwy 7 Junction on Hwy 7B & Hwy 35. Note the abandoned alignment of Hwy 7 at right, which was closed off to traffic in 1958, once the Lindsay Bypass was completed.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #242 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #239 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7B and Hwy 35 from the Hwy 7 Junction. Note the former Hwy 7 alignment near the Honda dealership at right, which once crossed a railway line at-grade. The newer diversion at left carries the highway over a grade separation. The railway line below the structure was subsequently abandoned. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Peterborough along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) from the Hwy 7B Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #249 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #250 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance sign on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35), facing east.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) towards the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #251 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #252 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Turn-off guide signs for the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on the Westbound Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35).
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west at the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on the Westbound Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #253 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #254 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction assembly on the Westbound Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) at the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) towards Peterborough, east of the Hwy 7B Junction. The Lindsay Bypass was completed and officially opened to traffic on October 10, 1958, following nearly three years of construction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #255 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #256 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35), facing west.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Green guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 7B & Hwy 35 North Junction on the Westbound Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35).
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #257 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #258 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) from the Ops Township Railway Overhead. The Lindsay Bypass allows through traffic on Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 to bypass the busy downtown area. The bypass also provided grade-separated crossings of all of Lindsay's major railway lines. The at-grade railway crossings within town caused serious traffic congestion, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s when the railways were still quite active. The completion of the Lindsay Bypass in 1958 removed some of the most serious traffic bottlenecks in Central Ontario. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) towards the Ops Township Railway Overhead.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #261 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #262 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ops Township Railway Overhead on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35). Structure completed in 1957.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Ops Township Railway Overhead on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35). This former railway line has been converted into a multi-use trail.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #259 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #260 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The milled asphalt surface across the bridge deck was repaved in 2010. The fact that this bridge was repaved suggests that the structure is not in imminent risk of being replaced. However, given that the railway line below the highway is long gone, this structure will likely be replaced during the next major highway construction contract.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Steel handrail design on the Ops Township Railway Overhead on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35).
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #263 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #264 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the Ops Township Railway Overhead on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35). Lindsay was once a major railway hub, with multiple lines all intersecting in town. As the railways declined in importance over the past 50 years, the tracks were slowly abandoned. Today, there are no railway lines serving Lindsay. Along the Lindsay Bypass and the associated diversions of Hwy 35 and Hwy 36 approaching town, there are no fewer than four former railway overheads that serve as a reminder of Lindsay's historical role as an important railway junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west across the Ops Township Railway Overhead on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35).
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #265 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #268 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east across the Ops Township Railway Overhead on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35).
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) from the Kawartha Lakes Road 4 Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #266 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #267 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) approaching the Kawartha Lakes Road 4 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Kawartha Lakes Road 4 Junction on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35), facing east. During the construction of the Lindsay Bypass in the late 1950s, the original county road alignment leading south from Lindsay to Little Britain was closed off and relocated onto a new alignment further to the south. The Lindsay Bypass was then constructed on a portion of the old county road alignment, which used to be located here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #269 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #271 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) from the Kawartha Lakes Road 4 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) towards the Kawartha Lakes Road 4 Junction. This is the only major intersection located along the Lindsay Bypass, other than the north and south junctions with Hwy 35 at each end of the bypass.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #270 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Dual King's Highway route markers for Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 on the Lindsay Bypass.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #272 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #273 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the widened section of the Lindsay Bypass at the Scugog River Bridge, facing east towards the Hwy 35 South Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Widened section of the Lindsay Bypass approaching the Scugog River Bridge. The original two-lane highway was recently widened as part of a bridge rehabilitation project. Although only two lanes are currently marked, the highway has extra-wide shoulders which will eventually be marked as a four-lane highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #274 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #275 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35) from the Scugog River Bridge.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the widened Scugog River Bridge on the Lindsay Bypass (Hwy 7 & Hwy 35)
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #279 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #276 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east across the widened Scugog River Bridge on Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 in Lindsay. The new roadway deck is capable of accommodating a four-lane highway.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This wide shoulder on the Scugog River Bridge will eventually become a new westbound lane on Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 when the adjacent highway sections are also widened.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #277 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #278 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east across the widened Scugog River Bridge on Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 in Lindsay. The intersection seen in the background is the Hwy 35 South Junction to Newcastle.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Scugog River Bridge on Hwy 7 & Hwy 35 in Lindsay. The original structure was completed in 1958, but it was rehabilitated and widened in 2009.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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