Yan'an Elevated Road
|Yan'an Elevated Road|
Traffic on Yan'an Elevated Road passes over Huashan Road at night.
|Length:||15 km (9 mi)|
|West end:||Yingbin No. 1 Road, Hongqiao International Airport|
|Hongxu 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 end:||East Zhongshan No. 1 Road, The Bund, Bund Tunnel, East Yan'an Road Tunnel|
|Expressways of Shanghai|
Yan'an Elevated Road (Chinese: 延安高架路; pinyin: Yán'ān Gāojiàlù) is an elevated expressway in the city of Shanghai, China. It runs along Yan'an Road in its entirety, from Hongqiao International Airport to just beyond the 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 newly constructed Bund Tunnel. Motorists continuing east can cross the Huangpu River using the East Yan'an Road Tunnel to Pudong.
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. 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 eastern-most 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.
- 上海市延安高架路专营管理办法 (Chinese)