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This page contains historical and present day photos of Ontario's King's Highway 90. 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 90 Photographs


HWY 400 #137

Above - Facing south along Hwy 400 from the Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Overpass in Barrie (1963)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 1963)

Compare the 1963 photo of Hwy 400 shown above with this present day photo, which I took from the Hwy 90 Overpass in 2007.





HWY 90 #5

Above - Postcard view of Dunlop Street in Barrie at the Junction of Hwy 11, Hwy 27 & Hwy 90 (ca. 1965)
(Photo courtesy of Stewart Wholesale Co. Ltd.)





HWY 400 #161

Above - Aerial view of the Hwy 400 and Hwy 90 (Dunlop Street) Interchange in Barrie (1974)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2010)





HWY 400 #301

Above - Facing north along Hwy 400 at the Hwy 90 (Dunlop Street) Interchange in Barrie in 1975. See an Enlarged Photo here. Photo taken on October 8, 1975.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014)


Present Day King's Highway 90 Photographs


HWY 90 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 90 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards Barrie at the Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 90. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 90 towards Angus at the Nottawasaga River Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 90 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 90 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - South side of the Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 90. Structure completed in 1959. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the unusual elongated Pratt truss design of the Nottawasaga River Bridge on Hwy 90. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 5, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #376 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #139 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Interchange on Hwy 400 in Barrie, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on August 2, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Barrie. This interesting two-span steel rigid frame structure was completed in 1955, as part of a much larger project to provide a direct interchange access to Downtown Barrie. Ultimately, this new interchange served as the new route for Hwy 90 approaching Barrie. Up until 1959, Hwy 90 followed Tiffin Street on its route between Barrie and Angus, but the highway was eventually rerouted via Dunlop Street so that it connected directly with Hwy 400. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #138 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #147 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Hwy 400 from the Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Overpass in Barrie. Compare the present-day photo above with this historical photo taken in 1963, before Hwy 400 was widened to six lanes through Barrie. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Overpass on Hwy 400 in Barrie. See an Enlarged Photo Here.





HWY 400 #140 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #141 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) towards the overpass across Hwy 400. Several stands of trees were planted within the Dunlop Street Interchange when it was built in the 1950s. As a result, this is one of the more photogenic interchanges along Hwy 400 between Toronto and Barrie. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the original steel balustrades on the Dunlop Street Overpass. The Dunlop Street Bridge is the oldest structure along Hwy 400 in the Barrie area that still retains its original steel railings. All of the other structures in the area have either been rehabilitated or widened, except for the Anne Street Overpass, which is newer. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #142 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #143 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) across the overpass at Hwy 400. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 400 from the Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) Overpass in Barrie. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #144 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 400 #145 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The ramps for the Hwy 400 & Hwy 90 Interchange are in a "Parclo B" configuration, meaning that the loop ramps are on the downstream side of the grade separation. This ramp configuration is seldom used on Ontario freeways. However, given the angle at which these two highways cross, this ramp configuration was far more practical than the standard "Parclo A" configuration. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 90 from the Hwy 400 Interchange. One of the biggest drawbacks of a "Parclo B" is that the loop ramps carrying exiting traffic from the freeway merges with the surface street just before the entrance ramp departs the surface street on the same side. As a result, there is a greater risk of wrong-way movements on the exit ramps, since drivers may turn off the surface street too early and inadvertently end up going the wrong way down the freeway. The MTO has recently installed oversized "Do Not Enter" signs at the loop exit ramp terminals, to reduce the likelihood of an inattentive driver from entering the freeway in the wrong direction. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 400 #146 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing east along Dunlop Street (Hwy 90) across the overpass at Hwy 400. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 30, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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