G2 Beijing–Shanghai Expressway
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Beijing–Shanghai Expressway in red.
|Length:||1,179 km (733 mi)|
|Existed:||29 November 2006 – present|
|North end:||3rd Ring Road in Chaoyang, BJ|
|South end:||Middle Ring Road in Putuo, SH|
The Beijing–Shanghai Expressway or Jinghu Expressway is a major expressway of China, linking the capital Beijing in the north to Shanghai on the central coast. It extends 1212 kilometres in length, and was finished in 2006.
The expressway's name, Jinghu, is a combination of the two cities' one-character Chinese abbreviations: Jing stands for Beijing, while Hu stands for Shanghai. The trip from Beijing to Shanghai by automobile takes about ten hours to complete with multiple drivers taking shifts and under good road conditions.
The expressway passes the following major cities:
- Langfang, Hebei
- Cangzhou, Hebei
- Dezhou, Shandong
- Jinan, Shandong
- Laiwu, Shandong
- Linyi, Shandong
- Huaian, Jiangsu
- Yangzhou, Jiangsu
- Taizhou, Jiangsu
- Wuxi, Jiangsu
- Suzhou, Jiangsu
Route map: Google