Connaught Road

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Connaught Road
Connaught Road Central near Exchange Square at night.jpg
Connaught Road Central at night, with Exchange Square on the left
Traditional Chinese 干諾道
Simplified Chinese 干诺道

Connaught Road is a major thoroughfare on the north shore of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. It links Shing Sai Road in Kennedy Town to the west and Harcourt Road in Admiralty to the east.

Location and History[edit]

The road consists of two adjoining sections,namely Connaught Road Central (干諾道中) and Connaught Road West (干諾道西).

Connaught Road Central runs the length of Central, parallel to the north shore. It runs from approximately Admiralty in the east, where it connects Harcourt Road at the junction with Murray Road. The road ends west at On Tai Street, where it becomes Connaught Road West.

Connaught Road West runs towards the Kennedy Town and Pok Fu Lam areas in the west. For most of the stretch, Connaught Road West runs beneath the Connaught Road West Flyover, (Route 4). It is the main thoroughfare to the entrance of the Western Harbour Tunnel and beyond to Shek Tong Tsui, where it merges with Des Voeux Road West.

This road was once a waterfront promenade with boats docked against the northern side of the road. In 1889, the north shore of Victoria City was under extensive reclamation. In 1890,Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn visited Hong Kong, when Francis Fleming,the then acting governor announced a new road to be constructed in front of the old "Bowring Praya"(present day Des Voeux Road ).This newly constructed road was then named Connaught Road, after the prince.[1] A statue of the Duke once also occupied the junction of Pedder Street.[1]

Connaught Road West was lined with many piers in the past. Rice wholesalers gathered there owing to its proximity to the shore. Due to reclamation of the harbour, the entire length of Connaught Road has now become landlocked.

Structures with frontage on Connaught Road[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wordie, Jason (April 18, 1999). "Land-grabbing titans who changed HK's profit for good". Hong Kong Standard. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
Preceded by
Harcourt Road
Hong Kong Route 4
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Connaught Road Central
Succeeded by
Connaught Road West
Preceded by
Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong Route 4
HK Route4.svg
Connaught Road West
Succeeded by
Western Terminus

Coordinates: 22°16′51.60″N 114°9′46.80″E / 22.2810000°N 114.1630000°E / 22.2810000; 114.1630000