There are several pipelines that cross my property. I witnessed the installation of the last two. They bend the pipe to follow the contour of the land. They weld the sections of pipe together up on top, beside the trench, then move the pipe into the trench. After weld inspections and protective coating (which are also inspected) are applied to the welds.We have pipe lines that run up and down the mountains like that. It must have been an amazing feat to install a huge pipe line on hillsides like that. A lot of the older guys around here made their money doing that back in the day.
And a lot of is mowed with tractors. They are usually 4-5 series size 4WD tractors with brush hogs - and all kinds of ballast! Crazy young guys run them.
Anyway, I never knew that border strip existed either - pretty neat!
I have taken a very close look at numerous sections of the border in Montana and North Dakota using Google Maps and or Google Earth to zoom in. Every so often, you will see Elk, Deer or I have even seen Bear in the zoomed in Imagery. But I wasn't able to read their license plates....so I couldn't tell their country of origin.:laugh::lol:I didn't know there was a mowed strip either. Neat picture.