Six Flags Great America in Gurnee on Friday put the last piece in place at the top of its new Goliath roller coaster, which will open to the public in a few weeks.
The amusement park operator is calling it the world's fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop. The last section of the 165-foot-high structure was bolted in place at the pinnacle, trailing a banner reading "Coming Soon."
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The structure required 300,000 board feet of lumber, 70,000 bolts and more than 40,000 man-hours to build.