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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 Bronte Creek Bridge in Oakville westerly to Burlington. 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 11: Present Day Queen Elizabeth Way Photographs (Bronte Creek to Burlington)


QEW #630 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #66 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Bronte Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville prior to twinning, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the Bronte Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Ministry of Transportation Carpool Lot at Hwy 25 (Bronte Road). See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #70 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #67 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Superstructure of the Hwy 25 Underpass at the Bronte Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View underneath the Bronte Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way. The original four-lane highway bridge was built in 1936, but the structure was widened in 1959 to permit an extra highway lane in each direction. The inside arches are part of the original 1936 structure, the outer arches were added in 1959.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #68 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #69 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Another view of the double-arch construction of the Bronte Creek Bridge, looking west.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Embossed inscription on the northeast wall of the Bronte Creek Bridge, beside Hwy 25.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #235 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #236 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Bronte Service Road Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way. Structure completed in 1959. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Bronte Service Road interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #237 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #238 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Bronte Service Road once had full interchange access to the Queen Elizabeth Way. After the Burloak Drive Interchange was completed in the early 1980s, the Bronte Service Road Interchange quickly declined in importance. Over the past few years, three of the four access ramps to the Queen Elizabeth Way have been closed off. Until the interchange was fully closed in 2008, traffic could only exit from the Hamilton-bound Queen Elizabeth Way to the Bronte Service Road. Note the closed ramps and new security fence on the Toronto-bound side of the interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Bronte Service Road Overpass. Note the freeway exit signage for the Bronte Service Road and the adjacent Burloak Drive Interchange affixed to the bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #72 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #71 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The northbound lane has been closed permanently on the Bronte Service Road Overpass.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking east along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Bronte Creek Bridge from the Bronte Service Road Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #239 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #242 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Bronte Creek Bridge towards the Bronte Service Road Overpass. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the eastern side of the Bronte Service Road overpass as seen from the Bronte Creek Bridge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #241 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #240 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Bronte Service Road facing east towards the Queen Elizabeth Way interchange. Note the closed on-ramp to the Hamilton-bound QEW at right. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Location of the former on-ramp to the Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way from the Bronte Service Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #243 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #244 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Aerial view of the Bronte Service Road interchange in November 2005 facing north. Note the three former ramp locations which have now been closed off. Only one ramp at this interchange is still in operation by the time I this photo in 2005. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Aerial view of the Bronte Service Road Interchange in Oakville, facing northeast. This interchange was made obsolete after the completion of a new interchange at Burloak Drive in 1983. The Bronte Service Road overpass and ramp were removed entirely during a Queen Elizabeth Way reconstruction project in 2008-2009. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #62 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #63 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Burlington Subway on the original Queen Elizabeth Way alignment (now part of Plains Road), looking west.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Looking east through Burlington Subway on the original Queen Elizabeth Way alignment (now Plains Road).
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #64 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #65 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Date stamp on the Burlington Subway's southern wall. Structure completed in 1936.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Another view of the Burlington Subway on the former Queen Elizabeth Way alignment, looking northeast.
(Photograph taken on May 11, 2003  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #246 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Freeman Interchange on Hwy 403, facing east near King Road. The Woodstock-Burlington leg of Hwy 403 ends at this interchange. From this point easterly to Oakville, Hwy 403 is routed concurrently with the Queen Elizabeth Way. The flyovers in the centre of Hwy 403 connect to Hwy 407 ETR. The left-hand exit to Hwy 407 ETR from eastbound Hwy 403 may appear somewhat odd, but at the time the Freeman Interchange was built in the early 1990s, the route of Hwy 403 was supposed to follow what is now Hwy 407 ETR. Shortly after the Freeman Interchange flyovers were completed, a decision was made to allow the route of Hwy 403 to be built by the Hwy 407 Consortium in an effort to accelerate the highway's construction. The decision to build the route as a toll highway had a very obvious effect on demand, as is clearly evident in this photo - the ramp to Hwy 403 & Queen Elizabeth Way is heavily utilized, while the ramp to Hwy 407 ETR is virtually empty. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on June 28, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north towards the Freeman Interchange at the Queen Elizabeth Way, Hwy 403 and Hwy 407 ETR in Burlington. The Queen Elizabeth Way swings east towards Toronto at right while Hwy 407 ETR continues north towards the Milton area. Hwy 403 joins in from Hamilton at left. The junction in the foreground is the Fairview Street & Plains Road Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #20 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east towards the Freeman Interchange at Hwy 403, Hwy 407 ETR and the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington. This massive three-level freeway interchange is one of the largest highway interchanges in Ontario. It was named after the nearby historical crossroads hamlet of Freeman. Before Hwy 407 ETR was built, this interchange used to be a compact fully-directional interchange, similar to the one at Hwy 6 North. However, the confusing left-hand exit and entrance ramps led to undesirable highway operations and congestion. The old fully-directional interchange was reconstructed in the early 1990s to improve operations and to accommodate the new Hwy 407 ETR ramps. This Historic 1974 Photo shows an aerial view of the old Freeman Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 407 ETR towards the Freeman Interchange in Burlington. Since 2001, this highway junction has been the western terminus of Hwy 407 ETR. The Queen Elizabeth Way enters the Freeman Interchange at left from Toronto and then continues ahead towards Niagara Falls, while Hwy 403 departs the Freeman Interchange at right towards Hamilton and Brantford. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





HWY 403 #21 - © Cameron Bevers             HWY 403 #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the Freeman Interchange. At this point, the Queen Elizabeth Way curves to the left towards Niagara Falls while Hwy 403 continues ahead towards Hamilton and Brantford. Hwy 407 ETR joins in from the right. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing northwest towards the Freeman Interchange at the Queen Elizabeth Way and Hwy 403 in Burlington. See an Enlarged Photo here.
(Photograph taken on November 3, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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