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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 8A (Niagara), which ran from Highway 8 at St. David's easterly to the International Bridge at Queenston. 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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Historical King's Highway 8A (Niagara) Photographs


HWY 8A #1

Above - Circa 1925 postcard view of the Hwy 8 and Hwy 8A junction in St. David's. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photo Courtesy of F.H Leslie Ltd.)


Present Day King's Highway 8A (Niagara) Photographs


HWY 8A #2 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8A #3 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Former Hwy 8A (Niagara Road 81) between St. David's and Queenston. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Just east of the Niagara Parkway, the former route of Hwy 8A descends a hill towards the site of the old Queenston Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8A #4 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8A #5 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The old highway is now blocked off to vehicle traffic by large boulders placed on the pavement. However, the old road alignment can still be explored on foot. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old Hwy 8A winds its way down a steep hill towards the Niagara River. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8A #6 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8A #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Old Hwy 8A towards Queenston from the old bridge site. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - These limestone block towers are among the only surviving features from the old Queenston Bridge. The rest of the structure was removed once the new Queenston-Lewiston Bridge linking Canada to the United States was completed. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8A #7 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 8A #9 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Unfortunately, the two bridge towers are now completely enveloped by the surrounding forest, which makes them surprisingly difficult to locate. The best time to visit the abandoned bridge site is in the early spring before the towers are hidden by undergrowth. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The other end of the old Queenston Bridge can be seen across the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 8A #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - This retaining wall and abutment marked the Canadian end of the old Queenston Bridge on Old Hwy 8A. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on April 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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