Road, bridges and tunnels constitutes the nervous system of a city.
The transport infrastructure in Shanghai is undergoing a series of dramatic changes towards a hub-type, functional network system. With the Bund boasting a hundred-year history radiates with youthful beauty, highways intertwining each other and woven into a net, major arteries connecting to the Yangtze Delta Region, Shanghai is opening its arms to embrace all that come with the convenient transport network.
Chengtou Road and Bridge makes great efforts to speed up the development of Shanghai with interconnected transport networks that stretch to every nook.
The Vicissitudes of the Bund
In 1843 when Shanghai has not opened as a commercial port, the Bund was a narrow path trodden into shape by boatmen; over 160 years later, the Bund is acknowledged as the most prosperous urban landmark for Shanghai.
In March 2010, the Bund revealed its new look after 3 years of integrated reconstruction project that extricated it from the heavy traffic. More space has been created and developed, highlighting its functions as the financial center, tourist attraction and leisure area. The reconstruction project strengthens the connection among the Bund financial cluster, northern Bund shipping cluster and Xiao Lujiazui financial hub in Pudong, upgrading the functions of Shanghai’s core CBD zones.
Bridging the Natural Barrier
Before the official staging of Pudong Development and Opening-up, Huangpu River was a “natural barrier” that separated Pudong and Puxi. The successive completion of cross-river bridges like Nanpu and Yangpu, the cross-river tunnels like East Yan’an Road, Renmin Road and Xinjian Road, and the metro lines like Line 2 creates a three-dimensional transport system over Huangpu River.
Representing world-class quality project that integrates tunnels, bridges, highways and ligh rails, the Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge along with the Chongming-Qidong Highway have broken through the then “natural barrier’, and had the old days leave for good when ferries were the only access to cross the Yangtze River.
In order to solve the traffic problem, Shanghai spares no effort to build up rapid and convenient road network system. Nowadays, as the large projects like ?-pattern viaduct, Middle-ring Road and Ancillary Roads of Hongqiao Integrated Transport Hub have been completed consecutively, and the Shanghai communication and transportation network of “153060” has been gradually shaped. Shanghai bids farewell to narrow and uneven urban roads, to terrible traffic jams, and to slow and inefficient transport means, enjoying access to the suburban areas like Chongming, Songjiang, Qingpu and Jiading.