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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's Queen Elizabeth Way dating from 1980 to 1989. All photographs displayed on this page were taken by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, unless specifically noted otherwise. Historical photographs are arranged in approximate chronological order. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger image!

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Page 6: Historical Queen Elizabeth Way Photographs (1980 to 1989)


QEW #486             QEW #487

Left - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the Burlington Skyway at the Woodward Avenue Underpass in Hamilton in 1980. This section of the Queen Elizabeth Way was rebuilt and widened in the mid-1980s, as part of the Burlington Skyway Twinning Project. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 20, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Woodward Avenue Underpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton prior to reconstruction, facing north towards Lake Ontario (August 20, 1980)
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QEW #496

Above - Red Hill Creek Bridge #2 on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton in 1980. This structure was located between the Woodward Avenue Underpass and the Burlington Street Interchange. This bridge was built over Red Hill Creek in 1938, during construction of the New Niagara Falls Highway between Hamilton and St. Catharines. A short distance to the north, another nearly identical bridge was built over Red Hill Creek, but it was demolished in the 1950s to make way for the new Burlington Skyway Approach. The southern structure depicted here lasted until 2008, when it was removed and replaced with a concrete box culvert. Photo taken on August 22, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #495             QEW #497

Left - Approaching the Burlington Street Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton in 1980. The Queen Elizabeth Way looks dramatically different today, as a result of the new Burlington Street and Red Hill Valley Parkway Interchange. The unique Hamilton Waterworks Building at left is about the only distinguishing landmark visible in this photo that still remains today. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 22, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Gray's Road Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Stoney Creek, facing north towards Lake Ontario (September 22, 1980)
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QEW #653             QEW #654

NEW Left - Facing south along the Queen Elizabeth Way from the Plains Road Interchange in Burlington in 1980, prior to reconstruction. In 1983, a construction contract was called to rebuild the interchange at Plains Road, along with the realignment and extension of Fairview Street so that it joined the Queen Elizabeth Way as well. This view has changed quite dramatically over the past few decades, as the city has grown up around the highway on all sides. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 1, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Close-up of the median of the Plains Road Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1980, showing the retrofitted three-cable guide rail installation. Many sections of the Queen Elizabeth Way between Burlington and Fort Erie had three-cable guide rail installed during the 1970s to provide some protection of the narrow median. The field in the background on the far side of the highway is the present-day site of the Mapleview Shopping Centre. A narrow two-lane Maple Avenue can be seen approaching Plains Road in the distance, in the upper left corner of the photo. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 1, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #655             QEW #658

NEW Left - Facing east along Plains Road at the Queen Elizabeth Way Interchange in Burlington. The structure seen here was built in 1956, as part of the construction of a new approach to the Burlington Skyway. Both this bridge and the original 1936 Burlington Interchange Overpass lying a short distance to the west were demolished in 1983-1984 to make way for the new Plains Road & Fairview Street Interchange. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 1, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - North Service Road-Plains Road Connector under the Niagara-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1980. This one way street provided westbound access only between the North Service Road at Guelph Line and Plains Road. This connector road was ultimately closed during reconstruction of the Queen Elizabeth Way west of Guelph Line. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 1, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #444             HWY 427 #39

Left - Approaching the Freeman Interchange on the Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1980. Note the overhead diagrammatic sign, showing the old left-hand exit ramp to Hwy 403. This unusual left-hand exit configuration proved to be confusing for motorists who were unfamiliar with this interchange. This situation existed up until 1993, when the left-hand exit was closed off and replaced with a more conventional right-hand exit ramp during the Freeman Interchange reconstruction. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in December, 1980.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 427 at the Queen Elizabeth Way and Evans Avenue Interchange in Toronto. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 30, 1981.
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QEW #665             QEW #666

NEW Left - Facing west along the Niagara-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at Concession Street in Fort Erie. Note that at the time this photo was taken in 1981, the on-ramp to the USA-bound Queen Elizabeth Way was striped as a two-lane ramp. It is a single lane ramp today. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on September 16, 1981.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Overhead signs on the Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way at the Concession Street Interchange in Fort Erie. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on September 16, 1981.
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QEW #321             HWY 420 #13

Left - Facing east along Lundy's Lane towards Niagara Falls at the Queen Elizabeth Way Underpass (September 16, 1981)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Overhead guide sign for the Hwy 420 and Hwy 20 Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara Falls (September 16, 1981)
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QEW #320             QEW #499

Left - Northern side of the Lundy's Lane Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Niagara Falls (September 16, 1981)
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Right - Bowen Road Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing east towards Fort Erie (September 16, 1981)
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QEW #404             QEW #405

Left - Mississauga Road Cloverleaf on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Mississauga, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 29, 1981.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Hamilton at the Mississauga Road Cloverleaf. The fact that the photographer was able to take this photo from the highway's median in the middle of Mississauga speaks to the comparatively low traffic volumes on the QEW at that time. It would be impossible to take a photo from this vantage point today. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on October 29, 1981.
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QEW #409

Above - Glendale Avenue Interchange on Old Hwy 8 (Niagara Road 81) and the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing west towards St. Catharines (November 3, 1981)
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QEW #410

Above - Facing north along Glendale Avenue from the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the Old Hwy 8 (Niagara Road 81) Interchange near St. Catharines (November 3, 1981)
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QEW #485             QEW #498

Left - Facing east along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the Burlington Street Interchange from the Woodward Avenue Underpass. Note that the exit ramp to Woodward Avenue had not yet been constructed. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 11, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Woodward Avenue from the Burlington Street Interchange in Hamilton in 1982. This photo shows the original four-lane highway before it was widened in the mid-1980s as part of the Burlington Skyway Twinning Project. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 20, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #421

Above - Dual concrete rigid frame structures on the Queen Elizabeth Way over 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby in 1982. Both structures were completed in 1938. When this section of the Queen Elizabeth Way was widened to six lanes in the 1990s, the twin structures over 40 Mile Creek were demolished and replaced with a new bridge. Photo taken on May 27, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #420

Above - Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way structure over 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby in 1982. Note the section of yellow-coloured guide rail in the foreground. Until about 1970, the Ontario Department of Highways painted guide rails along the Queen Elizabeth Way a bright yellow. Most sections of painted guide rail such as this example are now long-gone, replaced during various highway reconstruction projects. Photo taken on May 27, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #422             QEW #423

Left - Several trees existed in the median of the Queen Elizabeth Way at 40 Mile Creek (May 27, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Looking upstream towards the twin Queen Elizabeth Way structures over 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby (May 27, 1982)
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QEW #465

Above - Maple Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (May 27, 1982)
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QEW #457

Above - Christie Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (May 27, 1982)
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QEW #456             QEW #461

Left - Christie Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby, facing north (May 27, 1982)
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Right - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the Ontario Street Overpass in Grimsby in 1982. The highway has changed quite dramatically since the time this photo was taken. In the mid-1990s, the highway was widened to six lanes and the cedar post and cable median barrier was replaced with a concrete tall wall barrier. Note the chain-link fence, which was installed to prevent pedestrians from walking across the highway. While crossing the highway on foot may seem like a very foolish idea today, it should be pointed out that pedestrians were legally allowed to walk along this section of the Queen Elizabeth Way right up until the 1970s when the current Grimsby Interchange was built. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on June 1, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #460             QEW #446

Left - An older Queen Elizabeth Way route marker on Ontario Street in Grimsby (June 1, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (September, 1982)
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QEW #656             QEW #657

NEW Left - Facing west along Plains Road towards the Queen Elizabeth Way Underpass in 1982. Note the old 1936 Burlington Interchange Overpass structure in the background, which at that time only carried traffic from westbound Plains Road onto the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way. The entire interchange at Plains Road was rebuilt in 1983-1984. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in September, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Passing through the Freeman Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1982. This ramp carries traffic from the Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way to westbound Hwy 403 across the Niagara-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken in September, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #445             QEW #472

Left - Facing south across the Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (September, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the new Trafalgar Road Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville (October, 1982)
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QEW #473             QEW #414

Left - The new Trafalgar Road Overpass and reconfigured interchange was completed in 1979-1980, replacing the original interchange that was constructed in 1955. The new Trafalgar Road structure was considerably wider than the original 1955 structure, and provided an improved north-south arterial road connection between the northern and southern sections of Oakville. Photo taken in October, 1982.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Glendale Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near St. Catharines (October 14, 1982)
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QEW #413             HWY 405 #4

Left - Facing south across the Glendale Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near St. Catharines (October 14, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - King's Highway 405 route marker at the Hwy 405 & Queen Elizabeth Way Interchange (October 14, 1982)
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QEW #418             QEW #479

Left - Hwy 405 Flyover at the Queen Elizabeth Way Interchange (October 14, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Lake Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on November 2, 1982.
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QEW #467             QEW #483

Left - Overhead bridge-mounted guide signs on the Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines (November 2, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Niagara Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines (November 2, 1982)
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QEW #484             QEW #482

Left - Facing south across the Niagara Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines (November 2, 1982)
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Right - Niagara Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines (November 2, 1982)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #435             QEW #436

Left - New Appleby Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (May 5, 1983)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - The new Appleby Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way was completed in 1980, replacing the original two-lane 1959 structure seen in this 1977 Photo. The widened Appleby Line Overpass greatly improved north-south traffic flow through Burlington. Photo taken on May 5, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #477             QEW #475

Left - Northern side of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville, facing west (May 5, 1983)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing west along the Hamilton-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge in Oakville. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 5, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #476             QEW #478

Left - Facing west along the Toronto-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge in Oakville. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 5, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Southern side of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville, facing west (May 5, 1983)
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QEW #441             QEW #440

Left - Facing north across the Guelph Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (May 5, 1983)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Eastern side of the Guelph Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (May 5, 1983)
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QEW #431             QEW #432

Left - Facing south across the Walkers Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1983, shortly before the interchange was rebuilt. Growing traffic volumes on Walkers Line forced a redesign of the old diamond interchange at this location. In 1987, a new six-lane structure and partial cloverleaf interchange was built to replace the outdated 1959 diamond interchange and the two-lane overpass shown here. Photo taken on May 5, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Western side of the Walkers Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1983. The bridge was demolished four years later. Photo taken on May 5, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #322             QEW #407

Left - Facing east along Lundy's Lane towards Niagara Falls at the Queen Elizabeth Way Underpass (May 13, 1983)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Hamilton-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing west from the Mississauga Road Cloverleaf. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 27, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #408             QEW #447

Left - Toronto-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing west from the Mississauga Road Cloverleaf. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on May 27, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Suspended pin-and-hanger connection on the Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1983. This unusual bridge design never saw widespread use in the province, so this example is actually quite rare. The small number of bridges built in Ontario with a suspended pin-and-hanger connection have now been retrofitted with a new connection system. The Freeman Railway Overhead was demolished shortly after this photo was taken to make way for the widened Burlington Skyway Approach. Photo taken on August 4, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #411             QEW #667

Left - Facing north along Glendale Avenue from the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Old Hwy 8 (Niagara Road 81) Interchange near St. Catharines (October 18, 1983)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

NEW Right - New ramp from the future northbound lanes of Hwy 406 to the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way in 1983. Construction of the new Hwy 406 Interchange began in 1981. The interchange opened to traffic in 1984 after three years of construction. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #668             QEW #669

NEW Left - General view of the new Hwy 406 Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way facing west, as it nears completion in late 1983. The four overhead structures span across the South Service Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
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NEW Right - New post-tensioned concrete ramp structure from northbound Hwy 406 to the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #670             QEW #671

NEW Left - New ramp from northbound Hwy 406 to the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way, prior to deck waterproofing. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - General view of the new Hwy 406 Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way, facing east along the South Service Road. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #672             QEW #673

NEW Left - New ramp from the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way to southbound Hwy 406, prior to deck waterproofing. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Facing south along the future southbound lanes of Hwy 406 at the Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #675             QEW #674

NEW Left - New Hwy 406 structures over the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, facing north. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Facing north along the future northbound lanes of Hwy 406 at the Queen Elizabeth Way. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
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QEW #676             QEW #488

NEW Left - New Hwy 406 structures over the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on December 14, 1983.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - Facing east along the Niagara-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the new Woodward Avenue Ramp in Hamilton (July 20, 1984)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #489             QEW #490

Left - Facing east along the Toronto-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Woodward Avenue Underpass in Hamilton. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on July 20, 1984.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - During construction of the adjacent Woodward Avenue Ramp in 1983, the original concrete bar-and-post handrail of the Woodward Avenue Underpass was replaced (July 20, 1984)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #419             QEW #412

Left - Facing west across the Hwy 405 Flyover at the Queen Elizabeth Way Interchange (September 7, 1984)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Rehabilitation of the Old Hwy 8 Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near St. Catharines (September 7, 1984)
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QEW #415             QEW #474

Left - Glendale Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near St. Catharines, facing south (September 17, 1984)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Trafalgar Road Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Oakville, facing north (October, 1984)
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QEW #425             QEW #424

Left - Sidewalk on the Toronto-bound 40 Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby in 1984. While it may seem strange to see a sidewalk on a freeway structure, it is important to note that pedestrians were permitted to walk along this section of the Queen Elizabeth Way right up until the 1970s. It was not until that time that all sideroad and driveway access points were completely removed and the highway was converted into a fully controlled-access freeway facility. Photo taken on November 8, 1984.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Niagara-bound 40 Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby, facing east (November 8, 1984)
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QEW #437             QEW #454

Left - Facing south across the Appleby Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (April 30, 1985)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - New Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington, facing north (July 22, 1985)
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QEW #449             QEW #448

Left - Side view of the three new Freeman Railway Overhead structures on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (July 22, 1985)
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Right - New Railway Overhead for the Fairview Street Ramp on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (July 22, 1985)
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QEW #323             QEW #403

Left - Facing east along Lundy's Lane towards Niagara Falls at the Queen Elizabeth Way Underpass in 1985. Note the wide paved shoulders across the bridge, which used to carry traffic to and from the QEW cloverleaf ramps. Once the cloverleaf ramps were removed at Lundy's Lane during the early 1970s, the former ramp access lanes were just painted off from the through lanes.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2011)

Right - Overhead guide sign on the Hamilton-bound Queen Elizabeth Way, approaching the Mississauga Road Cloverleaf. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on June 16, 1986.
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QEW #491             QEW #492

Left - Facing west along the Toronto-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Woodward Avenue Underpass in Hamilton in 1986, before reconstruction. In 1986-1987, an extra lane was constructed along the QEW at Woodward Avenue. Photo taken on July 21, 1986.
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Right - Facing west along the Niagara-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Woodward Avenue Underpass in Hamilton (July 21, 1986)
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QEW #493             QEW #462

Left - Woodward Avenue Underpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton, facing north (July 21, 1986)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 1, 1986)
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QEW #426             QEW #427

Left - Toronto-bound 40 Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby in 1986, facing east. Note that all of the trees in the highway's median have been cut down. Photo taken on August 7, 1986.
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Right - Niagara-bound 40 Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby, facing east (August 7, 1986)
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QEW #428             QEW #429

Left - Although the 40 Mile Creek structures are two separate spans, a retaining wall and handrail link the two bridges together (August 7, 1986)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Southern side of the dual structures over 40 Mile Creek on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 7, 1986)
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QEW #468             QEW #469

Left - Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, facing north (June 2, 1987)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Old Hwy 8 Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines (June 2, 1987)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #416             QEW #324

Left - Facing east along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards the Hwy 405 Interchange, from the Glendale Avenue Overpass (June 2, 1987)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing east along Lundy's Lane towards Niagara Falls at the Queen Elizabeth Way Underpass. Note that the fluorescent tube lighting system has been replaced with a high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting system. Photo taken on June 18, 1987.
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QEW #470             QEW #471

Left - Facing east towards the Victoria Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Vineland. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on November 19, 1987.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Victoria Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Vineland (November 19, 1987)
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QEW #494             QEW #466

Left - Widened Woodward Avenue Underpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Hamilton, facing south (August 3, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Maple Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
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QEW #430             QEW #458

Left - Facing west along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Hamilton at 40 Mile Creek in Grimsby. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 11, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Christie Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
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QEW #459             QEW #464

Left - Christie Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby in 1988, facing west towards Hamilton. In the mid-1990s, the original four-lane highway was expanded to six lanes through Grimsby. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 11, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
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QEW #463             QEW #663

Left - Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
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NEW Right - Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Niagara-bound Queen Elizabeth Way west of St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 18, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #659             QEW #660

NEW Left - Queen Elizabeth Way at the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge west of St. Catharines, facing east along the Niagara-bound lanes. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 18, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Close-up of the concrete and steel handrail design of the dual Sixteen Mile Creek Bridges. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 18, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #661             QEW #662

NEW Left - Superstructure of the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in 1988. When this structure was built in 1938, the internal diaphragms were made from individual steel bars riveted together in a lattice arrangement, rather than a single steel girder. As the Department of Highways of Ontario (DHO) gained more experience with bridge design, various structural components were refined and simplified to help reduce construction duration. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 18, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

NEW Right - Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in 1988. Although the bridge was constructed with electrical conduits for an illumination system, luminaires were never installed on the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge. Note that the brass DHO electrical hand hole covers were missing from the bridge at the time this photo was taken. These aging structures were replaced in 1991, as part of a multi-year construction program to widen the Queen Elizabeth Way from four to six lanes between Hamilton and St. Catharines. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 18, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #664             QEW #451

NEW Left - Dual Fifteen Mile Creek Bridges on the Queen Elizabeth Way west of St. Catharines in 1988. These dual steel rigid frame structures were completed in 1939, and were virtually identical in design to the nearby Sixteen Mile Creek Bridges. The dual Fifteen Mile Creek structures were replaced during a widening project along the Queen Elizabeth Way in 1991, soon after this photo was taken. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 18, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

Right - Western side of the Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (August 25, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #450             QEW #452

Left - Facing south along the future Fairview Street Ramp on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (August 25, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington in 1988. Traffic on the Toronto-bound Queen Elizabeth Way was temporarily pushed to the far right side of the new structure in preparation for the adjacent Freeman Interchange reconstruction. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on August 25, 1988.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #453             QEW #455

Left - Eastern side of the Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (August 25, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington, facing north towards the Freeman Interchange (August 25, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #480             QEW #481

Left - Approaching the Lake Street Interchange on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines, facing east (August 31, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Lake Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in St. Catharines (August 31, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #434             QEW #433

Left - New Walkers Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (June 28, 1989)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the new Walkers Line Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way (June 28, 1989)
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QEW #442             QEW #443

Left - Western side of the Guelph Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington. See an Enlarged Photo Here. Photo taken on June 28, 1989.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the Guelph Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (June 28, 1989)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #438             QEW #439

Left - Western side of the Appleby Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (June 28, 1989)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the Appleby Line Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way (June 28, 1989)
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QEW #406             QEW #417

Left - Facing east along the Queen Elizabeth Way towards Toronto from the Mississauga Road Interchange in 1989. The original 1957 cloverleaf interchange was rebuilt during a construction project in 1988. The ramps in the northeast interchange quadrant were removed entirely, and replaced with "buttonhook" ramps in the northwest quadrant. Photo taken on June 28, 1989.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Glendale Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way. Note that the fluorescent tube lighting system has been replaced with a high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting system. Photo taken on August 16, 1989.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012)




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