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This page contains present day photos (Year 2000 to date) of Ontario's Queen Elizabeth Way, arranged by location from Niagara Falls easterly to Fort Erie. 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 16: Present Day QEW Photographs (Niagara Falls to Fort Erie)


QEW #265 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #266 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - Railway overhead on the QEW north of Fort Erie. This flyover crosses both the CN and former MCR lines. Structure completed in 1941.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View underneath the Fort Erie-bound QEW structure north of Fort Erie.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #267 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #268 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - Western side of the Toronto-bound QEW structure over the CN and former MCR lines.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Fort Erie-bound QEW structure north of Bowen Road.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #269 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #270 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the dual QEW structures over the CN and former MCR lines north of Bowen Road.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Eastern side of the Toronto-bound QEW railway flyover near Bowen Road.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #271 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #272 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the superstructure of the Toronto-bound QEW railway flyover north of Fort Erie.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Bowen Road approaching the QEW Interchange.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #273 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #274 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - An older QEW freeway entrance sign at Bowen Road, with the highway abbreviation "QEW" without a crown outline.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east across the Bowen Road Overpass at the QEW in Fort Erie.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #277 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #275 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - Northern side of the Bowen Road Overpass on the QEW in Fort Erie. Structure completed in 1941.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Bowen Road Interchange is the only original interchange remaining on the QEW which has not undergone a major reconfiguration. With its original 1940s interchange ramps and unmodified concrete rigid frame overpass structure, the Bowen Road Interchange is arguably one of the most interesting historical highway features in Ontario. Sadly, this interchange is slated for a major overhaul over the next few years, which will include the removal of the historic overpass and interchange ramp modifications. Enjoy this historic freeway interchange while it lasts.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #276 -  © Cameron Bevers             QEW #278 -  © Cameron Bevers

Left - Close-up view of the decorative stanchions used on the Bowen Road Overpass in Fort Erie. While MTO has shown a lot more creativity and imagination with bridge railings and parapets on many recently-constructed highway bridges, the decorative artistic features used on older bridges from the 1930s and 1940s will likely remain a thing of the past.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along the QEW towards Fort Erie from the Bowen Road Overpass. When the QEW was completed to Fort Erie in 1941, only the Toronto-bound roadway (at left) was opened to traffic. This single carriageway was used as a conventional two-lane undivided highway, serving both directions of traffic. Originally, the intention was to open all lanes of the QEW to Fort Erie right after World War II, but the Fort Erie-bound lanes of the QEW were not improved for many years as a result of more pressing post-war rehabilitation and expansion projects on other highway routes. Consequently, the Fort Erie-bound lanes of the QEW were not paved and opened to traffic until late 1956.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)





QEW #279 -  © Cameron Bevers

Above - Facing west along the QEW towards Niagara Falls from the Bowen Road Overpass.
(Photograph taken on July 19, 2006  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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