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Updated: November 22, 2019 @ 6:46 pm
Classic cars line sections of the Yellowstone River, placed there decades ago and tethered with cables for erosion control.
A row of classic cars, held in place by a steel cable running through their interiors, lines a section of the north bank of the Yellowstone River, where they were put for erosion control.
A tree grows through the engine compartment of a classic car on the south bank of the Yellowstone River.
A grille detail from a 1957 Buick Special still retains its bright colors on a car in the Yellowstone River.
Classic cars are stacked along the south bank of the Yellowstone.
A 1957 Buick Special, its interior stuffed with driftwood, hangs precariously from a bank of the Yellowstone River.
Over time, the surging waters of the Yellowstone River will erode even steel, as these two cars with thoroughly worn engine blocks makes clear.
A row of classic cars cabled to the north bank of the Yellowstone River is discolored at the high water mark.
A rusted-out Pontiac Silver Streak from the late 1940s sits along the north bank of the Yellowstone River.
The stump of a cottonwood tree shows how the tree grew in and around a car place on the river bank as riprap.
A Pontiac Silver Streak, placed on a bank of the Yellowstone River for erosion control, has also been used for target practice over the decades.
Amid other vehicles used as riprap, a car lies upside down on a bank of the Yellowstone River.
A steering column from a car protrudes from the bank of the Yellowstone River along a channel that was dry in mid-August.
A bullet-riddled hood bent around a cottonwood tree helps anchor a steel cable that keeps car bodies used as riprap from being washed away.
An old car sticks out of a grassy knoll along the Yellowstone.
This old car looks like it’s been converted to a planter.
A row of old cars along the Yellowstone River near Oscar’s Park are covered by so much grass and other vegetation that they can hardly be seen from the river.
Rick Limpp, co-owner of Oscar’s Park about a mile downstream of the Duck Creek Bridge, looks over a row of old cars used as a riprap on his riverfront land.
More cars on the north bank of the Yellowstone River near Oscar’s Park.
A sticker from an old Billings dealership remains on a rusting riprap automobile.
An old Mercury, still bearing the imprint of a Selover Buick sticker, sits on the north bank of the Yellowstone River near Billings.
Old cars line a section of the Yellowstone River where they were abandoned to protect the river bank from erosion. Under a new program, some landowners would be paid not to riprap the river bank.
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