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Page 14: Present Day King's Highway 7 Photographs (Lindsay to Peterborough)


HWY 7 #382 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #383 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bypassed section of Hwy 7 (Golden Mile Road) near Lindsay. A new railway overhead was constructed on Hwy 7 adjacent to the new Hwy 36 Junction in the 1950s. In an effort to reduce the impacts to existing homes, the highway was relocated onto a new alignment a short distance to the north of the original highway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Old Hwy 7 (Golden Mile Road) east of Lindsay. The Ops Township Diversion is visible on top of the earth embankment off to the right. This diversion has carried Hwy 7 traffic across the railway overhead since 1957. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #384 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #385 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Old Hwy 7 (Golden Mile Road) east of Lindsay from the site of the former Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing. This once busy at-grade railway crossing was essentially eliminated in 1957, when Hwy 7 was rerouted across the new Ops Township Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead. As railway traffic declined, the line was eventually abandoned and the tracks were removed.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old Hwy 7 alignment east of Lindsay, facing west. Approximately one mile of Hwy 7 was bypassed by the Ops Township Diversion in the 1950s. Since 1957, this former Hwy 7 alignment has served only local traffic. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #386 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #387 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Ops Township Railway Overhead on Hwy 7 near Lindsay, as seen from Golden Mile Road (Old Hwy 7). Structure completed in 1957.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Ops Township Railway Overhead on Hwy 7 near Lindsay. This short single-span concrete rigid frame structure once carried Hwy 7 across the Canadian Pacific Railway. After the railway line was abandoned, the tracks were removed and the right-of-way was converted to a multi-use trail.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #388 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #389 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards the western end of the Ops Township Diversion. The relocation of Hwy 7 was one of several major highway improvement projects which took place in the Lindsay area during the late 1950s. Just beyond the reverse curve, Hwy 7 reaches its junction with Hwy 35 South to Newcastle and Hwy 401. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east across the Ops Township Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead on Hwy 7 east of Lindsay. The Hwy 36 Junction lies just beyond the bridge.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #390 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #391 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Steel handrail on the Ops Township Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead on Hwy 7 east of Lindsay.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay at the Ops Township Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #392 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #393 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Hwy 36 Junction on Hwy 7, facing east towards Peterborough. The route of Hwy 36 begins at Hwy 7 just east of Lindsay and heads northeasterly towards Bobcaygeon, before turning east towards Hwy 28 at Burleigh Falls. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards the Ops Township Canadian Pacific Railway Overhead from the Hwy 36 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #395 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #394 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 at the Hwy 36 Junction east of Lindsay. Prior to the downloading of Hwy 36 in 1998, this was the only provincial highway junction along Hwy 7 between Lindsay and Peterborough's Hwy 7B Junction at Fowlers Corners.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A right-turn channelization was constructed at the Hwy 7 & Hwy 36 Junction to serve the predominant right-turn movement coming southbound on Hwy 36 from Bobcaygeon and the Kawartha Lakes Cottage Country.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #396 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #399 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay approaching the Hwy 36 Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 36 towards Bobcaygeon from the Hwy 7 Junction east of Lindsay. The entire 73 km route of Hwy 36 was transferred from the province to the Counties of Victoria and Peterborough in the late 1990s. Since 1998, Hwy 36 has been under municipal jurisdiction. After Victoria County was incorporated as the City of Kawartha Lakes in 2001, the section of Hwy 36 within Victoria County was renamed Kawartha Lakes Road 36.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #400 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #401 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern terminus of Hwy 36 at the Hwy 7 Junction east of Lindsay. Most traffic on southbound Hwy 36 turns right at this junction, so a right-turn channelization was constructed to serve this predominant movement. Up until the late 1950s, Hwy 36 ended in Downtown Lindsay at the corner of Kent Street and Lindsay Street. The completion of the Lindsay Bypass in 1958 resulted in the relocation of Hwy 36 onto a new alignment east of town, and consequently, a relocated southern terminus at Hwy 7.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Turn-off green guide sign for the Hwy 7 Junction on southbound Hwy 36 east of Lindsay. The predominant south-to-west movement is shown on the sign with an angled right arrow to indicate that it is a channelized right-turn ramp.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #402 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #403 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Flowerpot route marker indicating the end of Kawartha Lakes Road 36 (Former Hwy 36) at the Hwy 7 Junction east of Lindsay. In all likelihood, the "Hwy 36 Ends" sign was placed above the two Hwy 7 crowns when this highway was still under provincial control, but was moved to its current location after the highway was downloaded to the municipality in 1998.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance sign on northbound Hwy 36 just north of the Hwy 7 Junction near Lindsay. Hwy 36 follows a generally northeasterly route towards Burleigh Falls, via Bobcaygeon. Distances to Bancroft are also provided along Hwy 36, since the highway offered a comparable route between Lindsay and Bancroft to the better-known Hwy 7 and Hwy 28 route.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #404 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #397 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Green guide sign marking the upcoming Hwy 7 Junction on southbound Hwy 36 east of Lindsay.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance sign on eastbound Hwy 7 at the Hwy 36 Junction. It is 37 km to Peterborough from this junction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #398 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #381 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Peterborough from the Hwy 36 Junction east of Lindsay.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Old Hwy 7 (Golden Mile Road) from the start of the Ops Township Diversion east of Lindsay. Hwy 36 can be seen joining into the Hwy 7 Diversion at the traffic signals in the background. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #380 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #45 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Golden Mile Road (Old Hwy 7) reaches its eastern terminus where it joins existing Hwy 7, a short distance east of the Hwy 36 Junction.
(Photograph taken on October 10, 2010  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Pigeon River Bridge on Hwy 7 at Omemee. This handsome concrete arch bridge was completed in 1932. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #46 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #47 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 towards Peterborough across the Omemee Bridge.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Lindsay at the Pigeon River Bridge in Omemee.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #48 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #49 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Omemee Bridge over the Pigeon River on Hwy 7. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Omemee Bridge was constructed on the original stone abutments of the previous bridge.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #50 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #406 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the old stone abutment and newer 1930s concrete arch superstructure.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Some substantial grades can be found along Hwy 7 between Omemee and Fowlers Corners, such as this hill west of Orange Corners Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #405 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #407 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Fowlers Corners on Hwy 7, facing east. At Fowlers Corners, Hwy 7 turns right and briefly heads south to join with Hwy 115 in order to bypass Peterborough. The highway ahead at the Fowlers Corners traffic signals is Former Hwy 7B (now Peterborough Road 1), which eventually leads into Downtown Peterborough. A long westbound passing lane begins at Fowlers Corners and heads westerly towards Omemee for nearly 1.5 km. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 8, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Omemee, between Orange Corners Road and Fowlers Corners. The westbound passing lane on Hwy 7 which begins at Fowlers Corners terminates in the foreground. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #72 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #73 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north along Hwy 7 at the former CNR Overhead south of Fowlers Corners. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Fowlers Corners Overhead on Hwy 7. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #74 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #75 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Fowlers Corners Overhead on Hwy 7.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 7 towards Peterborough from the former CNR Overhead.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #76 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #408 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the steel handrail and parapet design on the Fowlers Corners Overhead.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Jackson Creek Bridge on Hwy 7 between Fowlers Corners and Five Mile Corners west of Peterborough. Structure completed in 1958.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #409 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #410 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Jackson Creek Bridge on Hwy 7, facing south towards Five Mile Corners near Peterborough.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 7 towards Fowlers Corners at the Jackson Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #411 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #412 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Jackson Creek Bridge is a single-span concrete rigid frame structure. This was one of several bridges built in the Peterborough area during the late 1950s and early 1960s as part of the ambitious Peterborough Bypass project. The completion of the Peterborough Bypass in 1961 removed one of the greatest traffic bottlenecks in Central Ontario.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Five Mile Corners on Hwy 7 at Lansdowne Street (Old Hwy 28), facing east. This junction has a very complicated past. Originally, Hwy 28 simply curved to the right and merged with Lansdowne Street on its route between Port Hope and Peterborough. In the 1950s, a new highway was built along the western side of Peterborough, extending south from Hwy 7 at Fowlers Corners and joining Hwy 28 at this junction. Initially, this new highway was known as Hwy 133. As part of the Peterborough Bypass construction in 1959-1960, another leg was built onto this intersection, extending Hwy 133 south towards Springville. Once the highway was completed between Five Mile Corners and Scott's Corners in 1960, Hwy 133 was re-designated as Hwy 7. The route of Hwy 28 seen here was diverted onto the new alignment concurrently with Hwy 7 from this point southerly to Scott's Corners. However, the route of Hwy 28 heading east from Five Mile Corners continued to follow Lansdowne Street into Peterborough for many years. In the early 1980s, Hwy 28 was rerouted onto The Parkway. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #413 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 7 #414 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Old Hwy 28 (Davis Road) from the Hwy 7 Junction at Five Mile Corners. Although it hasn't carried provincial highway traffic in over 50 years, this road still looks like an old King's Highway from a geometric perspective. Note the slight curve superelevation, designed so that high-speed traffic could negotiate the change in the highway alignment.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 7 descends this steep grade at Springville, just west of Peterborough. The Hwy 115 Interchange lies about 3 km ahead. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 7 #415 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Hwy 7 & Formerly Hwy 7A route markers near Springville. These route markers have remained on the road ever since the recent renumbering of a section of Hwy 7A as Hwy 7 through Springville in 2003. This section of highway west of Peterborough has been renumbered more times than any other route in Ontario's provincial highway history. The highway route number through Springville has changed no fewer than five times since highway numbering was first introduced in Ontario in 1925. Initially the highway was known as Hwy 12A, which later changed to Hwy 28, which then became Hwy 28 & Hwy 7A, then Hwy 28, then Hwy 7A, and then finally Hwy 7. Lost yet?
(Photograph taken on July 9, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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