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May 17, 2014

Goliath Roller Coaster Topped Off At Six Flags Great America

Gurnee, ILSix Flags Great America topped off the all-new Goliath roller coaster earlier today. Construction crews using a crane hoisted the last piece of the 165-foot high structure and bolted it into place.

Final Piece 165-Foot Tall Goliath Roller Coaster, Six Flags Great America
A crane hoists the final piece of the 165-foot tall structure that will form the first drop on the Goliath roller coaster at Six Flags Great America.
Goliath Roller Coaster, Topping Off, Six Flags Great America
Goliath is an engineering feat, and this roller coaster is a must-see for the curious and must-ride for the brave.

Goliath is now in the final stages of construction and will be ready to debut to guests within the next few weeks. The roller coaster required 300,000 board feet of lumber, 70,000 bolts and over 40,000 man-hours to build. When it opens this extreme coaster will be the world's fastest wooden coaster with the tallest and steepest drop. Goliath will also be the first wooden roller coaster to propel riders upside down through two separate maneuvers.

Photos courtesy of Six Flags Great America. All rights reserved.

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