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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's King's Highway 9, arranged by location from Arthur westerly to Kincardine. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Webmaster (Cameron Bevers), unless specifically noted otherwise. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 4: Present Day King's Highway 9 Photographs (Arthur to Kincardine)


HWY 9 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 9 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Conestogo River Bridge west of Arthur looking south-east. This magnificent concrete "bowstring" through truss bridge was completed in 1930. The bowstring bridge was demolished and replaced with a new structure in 2003.
(Photograph taken in May, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of old Conestogo River Bridge on Hwy 9 west of Arthur
(Photograph taken in May, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)





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

Left - Looking east along Hwy 9 towards Conestogo River Bridge. Note the narrow lane widths.
(Photograph taken in May, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Four Mile Creek Bridge on Hwy 9. Structure completed in 1930, and demolished in 2003.
(Photograph taken in May, 2002  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 9 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Construction of the new Four Mile Creek Bridge on Hwy 9 west of Arthur. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 22, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Date stamp on an old Hwy 9 culvert in Clifford - "THE KING'S HIGHWAY 1936". See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 13, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #88 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #89 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Yonge Street Junction on Hwy 9 (Formerly Hwy 4 & Hwy 9) in Walkerton, facing east. Until the late 1990s, Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 shared a brief concurrent route west of Walkerton. All provincially-owned sections of Hwy 4 lying north of Clinton were downloaded to various municipal governments in 1998. The concurrent route of Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 was discontinued at that time, when the highway leading west from Walkerton was simply renumbered as Hwy 9. The overlapped route of Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 west of Walkerton had existed since 1930, when Hwy 4 was initially extended north to Walkerton as part of an ambitious highway construction campaign in Southern Ontario. Prior to its removal, this was one of the longest-standing overlapped highway routes in the province, lasting just under 68 years. Bruce County now maintains the rural sections of Hwy 4 in the Walkerton area, while the Ministry of Transportation continues to retain provincial jurisdiction over Hwy 9 through Bruce County. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide signs marking the upcoming junction of Hwy 9 and Yonge Street in Walkerton. From this junction, Hwy 9 turns right and continues east towards Harriston. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #90 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #102 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 9 (Formerly Hwy 4 & Hwy 9) at the Yonge Street Junction in Walkerton. At this intersection, Hwy 9 turns right and continues east towards Harriston, as it has since the route was first established as a provincial highway in 1920. Prior to 1998, this intersection marked the eastern terminus of the overlapped routing of Hwy 4 & Hwy 9. Until the northern section of Hwy 4 was downloaded in the late 1990s, Hwy 4 turned left at this intersection and briefly headed north into Downtown Walkerton via Yonge Street and Jackson Street. At the intersection of Durham Street in Downtown Walkerton, Hwy 4 turned right and resumed its route easterly towards Hanover and Flesherton. The route of Hwy 4 ultimately ended 81 km to the east at the Hwy 24 Junction in Singhampton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Historically, the Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 Junction in Walkerton used to be a directional "Y" junction. When approaching Walkerton on Eastbound Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 from Kincardine, one leg of the "Y" turned south towards Harriston while the other leg turned north towards Downtown Walkerton. During the 1960s, intersection improvements were carried out at the Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 Junction. As a result of these improvements, the junction was redesigned so that Eastbound Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 entering Walkerton from Kincardine joined Yonge Street at a right angle. These improvements obliterated the south leg of the "Y", heading to Harriston. However, the north leg of the "Y" heading to Downtown Walkerton was bypassed, and became a municipal street known as Circle Drive. Remnants of the original "Y" (Circle Drive) can be seen curving away from the main highway at left. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #92 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #91 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Circle Drive in Walkerton. Note the long superelevated curve joining Hwy 9 and Yonge Street (Formerly Hwy 4) together. This curve was clearly designed to move fast, long-distance highway traffic. Today, Circle Drive is a quiet back street. Directional "Y" intersections such as this one used to be very common on Ontario's King's Highways. However, they were all removed or bypassed over the years, as was the case here. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Circle Drive in Walkerton. This road once formed one half of a directional "Y" intersection at the Hwy 4 & Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on July 1, 2008  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #101 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #93 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide signs at the junction of Hwy 9 and Yonge Street in Walkerton, facing east. Prior to the extensive provincial highway downloading of 1997-1998, Hwy 4 turned left onto Yonge Street at this intersection and headed into Downtown Walkerton. Today, the former route of Hwy 4 through Walkerton is just known by its municipal street names (Yonge Street, Jackson Street and Durham Street). It is no longer a provincial highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 9 towards the Yonge Street (Formerly Hwy 4 East) Junction in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #94 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #95 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance guide sign on Eastbound Hwy 9, facing east from the Yonge Street (Formerly Hwy 4 East) Junction in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide sign on Westbound Hwy 9, facing west towards the Yonge Street Junction in Walkerton. At this intersection, Hwy 9 turns left and continues on its route west towards Kincardine, where it ends at Hwy 21. Before the time of the mass provincial highway downloading in 1997-1998, Hwy 4 also used to pass through this intersection. Up until 1998, Hwy 4 East continued straight ahead via Yonge Street. Hwy 4 West was signed concurrently with Hwy 9 for 13 km from this junction to another highway junction north of Teeswater, where Hwy 4 parted ways with Hwy 9 and turned south towards Wingham. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #96 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #97 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Junction of Hwy 9 & Yonge Street, facing north towards Downtown Walkerton. At this intersection, Hwy 9 turns left and continues west towards Kincardine. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 9 (Formerly Hwy 4 & Hwy 9) towards Kincardine from the Yonge Street Junction in Walkerton. Although it isn't clear in the photo, the restaurant at right is known as "Mel's 4 & 9 Diner" - an obvious reference to the long-standing junction of these two important highways. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #98 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 9 #99 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Guide sign marking the Hwy 9 West turn-off to Kincardine. Walkerton's Yonge Street (Former Hwy 4 East) lies directly ahead. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Junction route marker crown signs approaching the Hwy 9 Junction on Southbound Yonge Street (Hwy 4) in Walkerton. Up until 1998, Hwy 4 turned right at this intersection, where it began its short concurrent route along Hwy 9. The two highways parted ways again 13 km to the west, where Hwy 4 turned south towards Teeswater and Wingham, while Hwy 9 continued west towards Kincardine. The tiny yellow "CL" sign at right marks the end of the provincially-owned leg of this intersection. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) normally controls all legs of the approaches to a signalized intersection located on a provincial highway. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #100 - © Cameron Bevers              HWY 4 #53 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along Yonge Street (Hwy 4) towards the Hwy 9 Junction in Walkerton. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Yonge Street (Hwy 4) towards Downtown Walkerton from the Hwy 9 Junction. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on October 12, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 9 #27 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Penetangore River Bridge on Old Hwy 9 in Kincardine. Structure completed in 1931. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 19, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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