Last Friday ITV News reported “Permanent anti-terrorism barriers being installed in Windsor“. Six new barriers valued at over $1.5 million will replace temporary barriers later this year.
An artists rendering depicts the counter terrorism barriers much like dark, low level swing gates spanning the roadway. They are described as “uniquely designed” and each is adorned with a crest. Black security bollards on the sidewalks flank the barriers. No specifics were offered as to size or crash rating.
The temporary barriers were installed following the brutal attack outside the Palace of Westminster in London in March, 2017. At that time a terrorist attacker killed four and injured more than 50 while driving a vehicle along a crowded pedestrian way. He later killed a guard before being shot to death.
Windsor, UK is located in southeast England in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire. The town is best known as the location of historic Windsor Castle. The castle is one the British Royal Family’s official residences.
The anti-terrorist barriers will be installed on roads around the castle and are intended to protect the safety of residents and visitors. Each is manually operated. According to a local Councillor, Phillip Bicknell, in a short video: “They (the six anti-terrorist barriers) will be opened and closed manually once a day when the guard change is happening.”
I still love some of the British customs such as changing of the guard, don’t you?
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