Summer’s here and the time is right for hitting the amusement parks. For the engineer, the roller coaster is the pride of the park. The roller coaster is a brilliant demonstration of engineering just for the fun of it.
Here’s a look at America’s great roller coasters. You’ll see both wooden and steel roller coasters. Many are a mix of both wood and steel.
Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.