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Here's What Happens When You Try To Drive Off A Bridge In New Orleans

You don't get wet, that's for damn sure.

The New Orleans Causeway Bridge needs new traffic barriers, and the engineers at Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute are building them. One of the requirements for these barriers is that they stop a car driving at 62 mph from going over the side of the bridge. That leads to the video you see here, which shows a Kia getting absolutely lit up by one of the test barriers. Although it gets virtually destroyed, notice that the Kia stays on the “road.”

In addition to stopping a small four-door, the bridge barrier also withstood attacks by a Dodge Ram and Penske moving truck. Just another reason not to mess with Texas.

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