Big Bend

Big Bend
roller coaster
Six Flags Over Texas
Location Arlington, Texas, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1971 to November 25, 1979
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Speed Racer / Extended Jumbo Jet
Riders per train 6
Propulsion 2 Electric Spiral Lifts
Height81 feet
Top speed52 mph
Length2876 feet

Big Bend was a steel roller coaster built by Schwarzkopf that was owned by Six Flags.

History[edit | edit source]

The Big Bend opened in 1971 at Six Flags Over Texas in Airlington, Texas, USA. It had brown rails, blue track ties and white supports. Later on, the track was painted all blue. On November 25, 1979, Big Bend closed. It was then sent to Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, USA and put in storage. At one point the trains could be seen under from the lift of Screamin' Eagle. At some point between then and 1989, the ride was scrapped.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

The ride had a layout consisting of long drops and wide banked turns. It also had two spiral electric lifts, one 81 feet tall and one 57 feet tall.

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in 3 rows for a total of 6 riders per train.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Big Bend. Schwarzkopf Coaster Net