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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #2161
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G60 Hangzhou-Shanghai

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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #2162
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G60 Hangzhou-Shanghai

This is where we get onto the elevated expressway system of Shanghai
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This is all. It is rather amazing as getting to virtually any spot in Shanghai can be done without exiting the expressway. Good job they did building all of that.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #2163
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What is doing this man in the middle of these roads?
Awesome pictures
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #2164
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That's a good question about that man. I don't think it's easy to get onto such road because it's walled off from all sides. He may be some worker.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #2165
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What's the total length of expressways in China now?
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Historical Development of Expressway Length in China

Year Distance(km)
01-01-1988 0
01-01-1989 147
01-01-1990 271
01-01-1991 522
01-01-1992 574
01-01-1993 652
01-01-1994 1145
01-01-1995 1603
01-01-1996 2141
01-01-1997 3422
01-01-1998 4771
01-01-1999 8733
01-01-2000 11605
01-01-2001 16314
01-01-2002 19453
01-01-2003 25200
01-01-2004 29800
01-01-2005 34300
01-01-2006 41005
01-01-2007 45339
01-01-2008 53913
01-01-2009 60346
01-01-2010 65065
01-01-2011 74000
01-01-2012 85000
01-01-2013 96000 projected
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Old October 8th, 2012, 10:02 AM   #2166
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Thanks. Any more major openings scheduled this year?
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Old October 8th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #2167
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Not many major opening like HSRs. At this stage, most contructing highways are segments or branches reaching tier III or county level cities. From china-highway's opening report (Chinese only), there are highway openings (mostly segments) amost every day around Chinese provinces.

This map from wiki shows operational (Blue) and U/C or planned (Red) expressways. From the map there are still plenty of gaps to fill in the coming years.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #2168
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That map is significantly outdated (like just about any map of China 1 year after it's published )
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Old October 8th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #2169
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Yeah! The one I have is really really outdated. I would say when a China road map is published is already outdated .
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Old October 8th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #2170
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Are they really planning a tunnel to Taiwan? It's more than 100km and relations between the two countries aren't that good...
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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #2171
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What is doing this man in the middle of these roads?
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I was taking S4 to Ningbo direction for the long holiday last week. The traffic outbound is very heavy just like that in above picture. But outside Shanghai it's an amazing driving experience. Below are some of the photos I took on the road.

My driving route



Xihoumen Bridge (main span 1650m, world's 2nd longest suspension bridge)





Taoyaomen Bridge



Jintang Bridge (21km)



City of Zhoushan, near my destination



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Old October 9th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #2172
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Great tour, BD!
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Old October 9th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #2173
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Beautiful expressway through Anhui by alpcco, on Flickr

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At least this one has a warning triangle. . . by alpcco, on Flickr

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There isn't really a concept of the "wide load" being different by alpcco, on Flickr

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Incredible viaduct- it went on for miles by alpcco, on Flickr
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Old October 9th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #2174
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Are such vehicles road-legal in China?
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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #2175
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I think they are within regular weight limits. Cars are not that heavy, normal European trucks have a loading volume of 24 tons, and I don't think 20 minivans are much heavier.

The dimensions are another issue though. The one with 2 rows of cars cannot use his mirrors properly, he'll only see his load, not traffic.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #2176
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It is like two cars driving one lane. Is the width within the limit? I know in Iran if a truck is wider than a limit it must be escorted by two cars with red flags, one at the front and one at the back. Is it like that in China?
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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #2177
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I think they are within regular weight limits. Cars are not that heavy, normal European trucks have a loading volume of 24 tons, and I don't think 20 minivans are much heavier.

The dimensions are another issue though. The one with 2 rows of cars cannot use his mirrors properly, he'll only see his load, not traffic.
This is what I mean i.e. dimensions of the truck. That doesn't look safe at all.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #2178
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Old October 9th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #2179
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That is not even funny
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Old October 9th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #2180
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Motorway lane width is normally about 12 feet (144 inches)

The average car is about 6 feet wide (72 inches) , so two cars will just about fit in one lane if they are directly side by side with no gap.

Pickup trucks and full sized van's/SUV's are normally about 6.7 feet wide (80 inches) and wont fit in a single lane side by side.
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