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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 Hwy 406 Interchange easterly to the Henley Bridge in St. Catharines. 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 14: Present Day QEW Photographs (Hwy 406 to Henley Bridge)


QEW #135 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #136 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along QEW from Ontario Street overpass in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along QEW towards Henley Bridge from Ontario Street.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #137 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #138 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Henley Bridge on the QEW at St. Catharines, facing west.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Decorative stone pillar on the eastern approach to the Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #139 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #140 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A curved wall connects the stone pillar to the rest of the features of the Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Henley Bridge is one of Ontario's most beautiful bridges. Two attractive stone sculptures were placed in the median of the QEW (one at each end of the bridge) during construction of the Henley Bridge in 1939, commemorating the dedication of the Queen Elizabeth Way by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) during their Royal Visit to Canada that year.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #155 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #156 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The top of the sculpture is graced by four regal lions, each bearing a unique shield. There is one lion facing in each direction of the compass. This is the west-facing lion on the eastern sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This photo shows the south-facing lion on the eastern sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #157 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #162 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Henley Bridge sculpture resembles the bow of a stylized Viking ship.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of coat-of-arms on the western Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #180 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #145 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of the Niagara-bound Henley Bridge on the QEW in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of the Niagara-bound QEW Henley Bridge in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #141 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #143 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - An extension was added to the Henley Bridge in the 1980s to accommodate an extra lane.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Toronto-bound Henley Bridge, facing west from the east bank of Twelve Mile Creek.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #142 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #152 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Niagara-bound Henley Bridge showing the 1980s concrete arch extension.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Old and new arches - the new arch was built just outside of the original 1939 arch.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #146 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #186 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View underneath the Henley Bridge near the eastern abutment. When the Henley Bridge was expanded in the 1980s, every effort was made to replicate the original design as much as possible.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The twin Henley Bridges on the QEW in St. Catharines, facing east towards Niagara.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #148 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #149 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The twin Henley Bridges on the QEW in St. Catharines, facing west towards Grimsby.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Niagara-bound Henley Bridge, facing west from the east bank of Twelve Mile Creek.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #150 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #151 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The Henley Bridge railing design is unique, as it is a combination of both the classic style 1930s railing design and the present-day Jersey Barrier railing design. This excellent compromise ensures the safety of motorists, while still retaining the bridge's aesthetical and historical merits.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Close-up of the original pier design on the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #144 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #153 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Toronto-bound QEW Henley Bridge in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge on the QEW in St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #154 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #158 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View between the twin Henley Bridges facing west towards Grimsby.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This shot shows a portion of the original 1939 Henley Bridge and the 1988 extension. Note the impressions of the single-plank timber forms on the older portion of the structure.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #159 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #147 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Side view of the arched approach span on the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge facing north.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of a transverse arch under the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #161 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #164 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This original 1939 stanchion on the Toronto-bound QEW Henley Bridge was rehabilitated in the 1980s, yet it still retains its original design overall, thanks to thoughtful foresight by the MTO.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This stanchion is part of the 1988 extension, and is an exact replica of the 1939 stanchion. The Ministry of Transportation must be commended for their special care in restoring this historic bridge. However, it is unfortunate that this special care in structure rehabilitation is not extended to lesser-known bridges around the province which are equally interesting and historical.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #160 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #163 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Intricate concrete design below a stanchion on the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The parabolic end of the original 1939 pier is still faintly visible on the Niagara-bound structure, despite the extension that was added to the Henley Bridge in the 1980s.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #165 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #166 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - In the 1980s, the original pier shown above was extended. However, the new extension was built almost exactly to the original specifications, which preserved the bridge's appearance.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of Niagara-bound Henley Bridge, facing west towards Grimsby.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #167 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #168 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Southern side of Niagara-bound Henley Bridge facing north along Twelve Mile Creek.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along QEW towards Grimsby across Toronto-bound Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #169 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #170 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the eastern Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Commemorative inscription on the eastern Henley Bridge sculpture, marking the Henley Bridge opening and Queen Elizabeth Way dedication ceremonies on June 7th, 1939.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #171 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #173 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This is the north-facing lion on the top of the eastern Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along QEW towards Henley Bridge from Martindale Road Overpass.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #175 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #176 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the western Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of Toronto-bound Henley Bridge on the QEW, facing east.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #177 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #178 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of transverse arch underneath the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of Niagara-bound Henley Bridge, facing east.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #179 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #182 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - South side of Toronto-bound Henley Bridge, facing east.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - South side of Toronto-bound Henley Bridge, facing west.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #181 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #172 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up of original pier design on Niagara-bound Henley Bridge on the QEW.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the recent 1980s pier extension on the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #185 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #187 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View underneath the Toronto-bound Henley Bridge, facing east.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Southern side of the western Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #188 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #189 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The inscription on the western Henley Bridge sculpture is identical to the eastern sculpture:

"HENLEY BRIDGE WAS OPENED BY THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF JUNE 1939 AND COMMEMORATES THE FIRST TIME A REIGNING SOVEREIGN HAS ENTERED ONE OF THE SISTER DOMINIONS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE".
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - This is the south-facing lion on the top of the western Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #190 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #191 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the western end of the Henley Bridge, facing north.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The pillars approaching the Henley Bridge have special designs embossed into them. This attractive sailboat motif appears on the northwestern Henley Bridge pillar.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #192 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #193 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A late afternoon sun bathes the western Henley Bridge sculpture.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along QEW towards Niagara across Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #184 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #174 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western sculpture and northwest pillar on the Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of northwestern wall and pillars of Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on November 14, 2004  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #183 - © Cameron Bevers             QEW #194 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of southwestern wall and pillar of Henley Bridge.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Northern side of Henley Bridge as seen from Martindale Road.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #195 - © Cameron Bevers

Above - Construction time again at the Henley Bridge. Extra lanes were added to the bridge in 2005-2006 to address growing traffic congestion problems on the Queen Elizabeth Way through St. Catharines.
(Photograph taken on May 8, 2005  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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