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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's Queen Elizabeth Way, arranged by location from the Highway 403 Interchange westerly to the Bronte Creek Bridge (Oakville). 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 10: Present Day QEW Photographs (Hwy 403 to Bronte Creek)


QEW #217 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #218 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete barrel arch bridge over Joshua's Creek on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking through the south portal of the Joshua's Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #220 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #219 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the bridge over Joshua's Creek. This concrete barrel arch bridge has been extended twice since in was originally constructed in 1934 (once in 1936 and again in 1979).
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The most recent widening of the Joshua's Creek Bridge in the 1970s was necessitated by the construction of a new interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way at Ford Drive. Note the impressions of the modern plywood forms used to construct this recent extension of the arch bridge.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #221 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - The original 1930s portions of the Joshua's Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way are easy to spot. Note the impressions of the single-plank timber forms on the older portion of the structure.
(Photograph taken on July 17, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #196 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #197 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete arch bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville, facing north.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Main span of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing south. Structure completed in 1936.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #198 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #199 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards Hamilton across the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east towards Toronto along the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #200 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #205 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville, facing west.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east from Kerr Street towards the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #202 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #201 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge was one of the finest bridges constructed by the Department of Highways in the 1930s. Arches were used extensively throughout the bridge's design. The bridge itself is a two-span open spandrel concrete arch bridge, but even within the superstructure, many additional arches were used below the bridge deck. Unfortunately, these smaller arches are not easily visible from either side of the bridge today due to the highway and bridge widening which took place in 1960.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #204 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #203 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Side view of the centre pier of the Oakville Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek on the Queen Elizabeth Way.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the embossed arches on the ribs of the original 1936 Oakville Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #209 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #73 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Centre pier of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville. The original four-lane highway bridge was built in 1936, but the structure was widened in 1960 to permit an extra highway lane in each direction. The inside arches are part of the original 1936 structure and the outer arches were added in 1960, in preparation for widening the Queen Elizabeth Way to six lanes.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View underneath the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way at Oakville.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #206 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #207 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way also serves as an underpass for Kerr Street.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Kerr Street Underpass in Oakville, facing north towards the Queen Elizabeth Way. The arched underpass shown here can be seen while under construction in the foreground of this 1936 photo.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #208 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #251 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west towards Hamilton along the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Kerr Street Bridge in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on May 25, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Fourth Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville. Structure completed in 1959.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #252 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #254 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing north across the Fourth Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville,
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south across the Fourth Line Overpass. This structure will be demolished during an upcoming Queen Elizabeth Way widening project.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #253 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #255 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of the parapet design of the Fourth Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Western side of the Fourth Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #256 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #257 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Toronto from the Fourth Line Overpass. This section of the Queen Elizabeth Way will be widened in 2008-2009 to add a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Carpool Lane in each direction along the Queen Elizabeth Way through Oakville. The proposed HOV Lanes will be for the exclusive use of public transit vehicles and passenger vehicles with at least two occupants. The intention of these HOV Lanes is to ease traffic congestion by encouraging public transit use and carpooling.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A traffic jam forms on the Hamilton-bound Queen Elizabeth Way west of Fourth Line. Note the change in traffic density on the westbound lanes (at right) as the highway proceeds towards a bottleneck caused by highway reconstruction near Bronte Creek. Even normal traffic flows along this section of the Queen Elizabeth Way are rather unstable, meaning that traffic jams can occur at almost any time throughout the day.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #258 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #260 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Concrete barrel arch culvert across Fourteen Mile Creek on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking through the Fourteen Mile Creek Culvert on the Queen Elizabeth Way. This structure was originally completed in 1936, but it was extended in 1959, 1990, and 2003 to accommodate additional traffic lanes, the service roads and an interchange ramp. The newer portions of the Fourteen Mile Creek Bridge are easy to spot. Note the impressions of the modern plywood forms on the newer portions of the structure. The original 1936 structure consists of darker, aged concrete. The original arch culvert begins roughly where the stones in the foreground cease.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #262 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #261 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The original 1936 structure was extended in 1959 to allow the Queen Elizabeth Way to be widened to six lanes.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Joint between the 1936 and 1959 structures on the Queen Elizabeth Way at Bronte Creek. The different construction phases are easily discernible by the orientation of the impressions left by the single-plank timber forms used to form this culvert. Note that the extension's forms were positioned perpendicular to those of the original structure.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #259 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - The southern end of the Fourteen Mile Creek Culvert on the Queen Elizabeth Way is quite new. The structure was extended in 2003 to carry a new exit ramp to Third Line.
(Photograph taken on July 22, 2007  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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