Marginal Pinheiros

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Marginal Pinheiros as seen from Ponte Cidade Jardim (Cidade Jardim Bridge)

Marginal Pinheiros (officially SP-015) is a section of this highway that runs through the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The name of this section comes from the fact that each way of the expressway runs near a different waterfront of the Pinheiros River. It is one of the most important roads in São Paulo, linking the north and south zones, beginning at the triple border of Campos Grande, Cidade Dutra and Socorro and ending at the border of Vila Leopoldina and Jaguaré.

It provides access to many important highways of the state of São Paulo, including the Anchieta Highway and the Imigrantes Highway via the Bandeirantes Avenue; the Raposo Tavares Highway and the Régis Bittencourt Highway via the Francisco Morato Avenue; and to the Castelo Branco highway via the Cebolão, a complex of accesses linking Marginal Pinheiros, Marginal Tietê and the aforementioned highway. There are several bridges connecting each side of the river, such as the Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge. Even though there are seven lanes in each side of the Marginal Pinheiros, it is still very common for traffic congestion to take place there.