Phillips 66 Pipeline has reopened a stretch of the Bighorn River after successfully removing a section of abandoned pipe from beneath the riverbed.
The company had planned to closed the river to boats this week from Three Mile to the Bighorn fishing access site because it planned to have heavy excavation equipment in the water. The closure was for the safety of floaters and contractors.
The contractors were able to remove the pipe with minimal digging Tuesday and has removed floating restrictions.
Image courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks