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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 81. 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 81 Photographs


HWY 81 #14

Above - Postcard view of the Hwy 21 & Hwy 81 Junction in Grand Bend (1957). Note the steel truss bridge across the Ausable River on Hwy 21 immediately south of the Hwy 81 Junction. This steel truss bridge existed up until 1964, when it was demolished and replaced with the current Hwy 21 structure. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Canadian Post Card Co.)





HWY 402 #5

Above - Construction of the Hwy 81 Overpass on Hwy 402 in Strathroy in 1977. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1977)


Present Day King's Highway 81 Photographs


HWY 81 #1 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Old Hwy 81 alignment north of Mount Brydges. The railway overhead at left was completed in 1969. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken in March, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 81 #8 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 81 #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 81 at the Sydenham River Bridge in Strathroy. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Sydenham River Bridge at Strathroy. Structure completed in 1967. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 81 #10 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 81 #11 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp on the Sydenham River Bridge on Hwy 81 in Strathroy. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old advance guide sign for Hwy 81 South at the Hwy 22 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 81 #12 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 81 #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Old guide sign for Hwy 81 South at the Hwy 22 Junction north of Strathroy. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on April 15, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Twin slab concrete pavement on Hwy 81 looking south towards Townsend Line.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 81 #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 81 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Twin slab concrete pavement on Hwy 81 just north of Townsend Line.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Concrete pavement on Hwy 81 at the Ausable River Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 81 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 81 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete pavement on Hwy 81 at Bornish, facing south.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along a concrete section of Hwy 81 at Bornish.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 81 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 81 #13 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Start of old concrete pavement on Hwy 81 south of Hwy 7.
(Photograph taken on May 4, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Concrete arch culvert under a former alignment of Hwy 81 in Grand Bend. Structure completed in 1948. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 7, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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