Watch This Simple Looking Steel Barrier Obliterate This 15,000 Pound Truck

In collaboration with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the U.S. State Department, this anti-ram vehicle barrier has the potential of saving dozens of lives at U.S. embassies around the world.

Simply referred to as the “bent pipe” (until the department provides its official name) this 24-foot-long solid steel pipe is placed 18 inches deep into concrete and immediately stops a speeding 15,000-pound truck. The video was filmed at the university in College Station which shows a completely totaled truck following its 50 mph collision with the steel barrier.

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