10/15/2015 04:38 EDT | Updated 10/15/2015 04:59 EDT

Truck Driver Captures Video Of Massive Load Headed To Fort McMurray

When an Alberta truck driver saw this giant, metal cylinder coming his way last week, he knew he had to stop and take a video.

"Biggest thing I've seen going down the road," Josh Attridge wrote on Facebook.

The huge piece of equipment weighs 946,000 kilograms (over two million pounds), according to Attridge, and it was headed to Fort McMurray for installation.

He's not the only one blown away by the scale of the machinery; the video had been shared nearly 9,000 times as of Thursday afternoon.

So, what is it?

Reddit users identified the object as a pressure vessel for storing liquid petroleum gas.

Full of gas or not, it's not something we'd be excited to see rolling towards us on a road that's been colloquially named the "Highway of Death" for its accidents.

We'd like to tip our hats to the brave driver towing this thing.

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