Beipan River canyon near Liupanshui
The Pearl River system with the Beipan River in the top left
The Beipan River passes through the modern Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou. When reaching the border of Guangxi, the Beipan River (literally, the Northern Pan River) merges with the Nanpan River (the Southern Pan River), forming the Hongshui River, which continues to the southeast.
The river is crossed by the Guanxing Highway via the Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge, the Liupanshui-Baiguo Railway via the Beipan River Shuibai Railway Bridge, and the G60 Hukun Expressway via the Beipan River Hukun Expressway Bridge. All three bridges are among the highest in the world.
There are also four other bridges under construction over the river that are also extremely high:
- Beipan River Shuipan Expressway Bridge
- Beipan River Wang'an Highway Bridge
- Duge Bridge
- Qinglong Railway Bridge
There are a number of dams along the river including the Guangzhao Dam.
- Yang, Bin. "3". Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan, Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE (Project Gutenberg Online ed.).