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This page contains historical photos of Ontario's Queen Elizabeth Way dating from 1985 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 9: Historical Queen Elizabeth Way Photographs (1985 to 1989)


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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - New Freeman Railway Overhead on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington, facing north (July 22, 1985)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - New Railway Overhead for the Fairview Street Ramp on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington (July 22, 1985)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King'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.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing west along the Niagara-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way at the Woodward Avenue Underpass in Hamilton (July 21, 1986)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 1, 1986)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Niagara-bound 40 Mile Creek Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby, facing east (August 7, 1986)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King'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)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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.
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2011)





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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Victoria Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Vineland (November 19, 1987)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Maple Avenue Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Christie Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing north across the Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





QEW #463             QEW #663

Left - Ontario Street Overpass on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Grimsby (August 11, 1988)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #659             QEW #660

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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #661             QEW #662

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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2017)

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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2017)





QEW #664             QEW #451

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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

Right - Facing south across the new Walkers Line Bridge on the Queen Elizabeth Way (June 28, 1989)
(Photo courtesy of Ontario Ministry of Transportation  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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  -  © King'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  -  © King'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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)

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





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  -  © King'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  -  © King's Printer for Ontario, 2012)





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