- riprap, also known as rip rap, rip-rap, shot rock, rock armor or rubble, is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour and water or ice erosion.
Eagle’s Boise River is home to many cars that are partially submerged in its banks. Back in the day it was a popular way to put old cars to use as riprap. You usually can’t see these old vintage cars filled with mud and debris due to the overgrowth but today we could see them clearly.
I often post to a site called Photo Friday and this week the theme is #old. This fit the bill. I have decided to keep ‘old’ as my Photoblog theme for next week. Stay tuned. I have lots of old stuff.
Look closely to see the cars that are half submerged in mud on the bank in the image below.