Yan'an Elevated Road

Yan'an Elevated Road (Chinese: 延安高架路; pinyin: Yán'ān Gāojiàlù; Shanghainese: Yi'ue Kohgalu) is an elevated expressway in the city of Shanghai, China. It runs along Yan'an Road in its entirety, continuing from the east terminus of G50 Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway at Huqingping Interchange (close to Hongqiao International Airport) to just beyond the old building of Shanghai Natural History Museum, at which point it ends and rejoins Yan'an Road on the surface. Traffic is then partly directed underground to the Bund Tunnel (completed 2010). Motorists continuing east can cross the Huangpu River using the East Yan'an Road Tunnel to Pudong.

Yan'an Elevated Road
延安高架路
Yan'an Elevated Road Huashan Road Jingan Park.jpeg
Traffic on Yan'an Elevated Road passes over Huashan Road at night.
Route information
Length15 km (9.3 mi)
Major junctions
West endYingbin No. 1 Road, Hongqiao International Airport[1]
Major intersectionsHongxu Road and Beihong Road, to Middle Ring Road
Inner Ring Road at the West Yan'an Road Interchange
South-North Elevated Road at the East Yan'an Road Interchange
East endEast Zhongshan No. 1 Road, The Bund, Bund Tunnel, East Yan'an Road Tunnel[1]
Location
CountryChina
ProvinceShanghai
Highway system

The maximum speed on the expressway is 80 km/h.

Construction on the first portion of the elevated roadway, from the Inner Ring Road to Hongqiao Airport, began on 28 November 1995 and was completed on 2 December 1996.[1] The expressway originally stretched down the whole length of Yan'an Road, ending with a left-turning ramp onto the surface road of the Bund. In 2008, to improve cityscape in the historic area near the Bund, the easternmost section of the expressway was demolished.

Part of the elevated expressway is decorated by blue neon lights, which were featured in James Bond movie Skyfall.

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