Cedar Point Press Release
SANDUSKY, Ohio – Although there is ice on the lake and snow on the ground, the Cedar Point Beach will be a hub of activity tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 14) when the concrete foundation for its new ride, the 301-foot-tall WindSeeker swing ride, will be poured.
Weather permitting, more than 1,600 tons of concrete will be needed to build the 30-story ride’s foundation. The dimensions of the foundation are 60 feet by 60 feet by 6 feet deep and will require more than 800 cubic yards of concrete. Prior to the pour, more than 36 tons of steel rebar and 176 steel anchor bolts were placed in position.
Overall, the total weight of the foundation will be more than 3.3 million pounds or 1,650-plus tons of concrete and steel.
The Adena Corporation, Mansfield, will build the foundation while Huron Cement, Huron, will deliver the concrete. The pour is scheduled to begin at approximately 7 a.m. and should be completed by 5 p.m. A fleet of 14 trucks will make 80 continuous trips to the park to transport the concrete to the park.
To watch the construction progress, Cedar Point’s web site: cedarpoint.com will have two of its webcams covering all of the activities. You can also follow the conversation about the construction via Cedar Point’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Costing more than $5 million to build, WindSeeker will stand more than 30 stories above the Cedar Point Beach. Seated in two-passenger swings with their feet dangling in the air, riders will be treated to breathtaking views of Cedar Point, Lake Erie and the Cedar Point Beach.
Cedar Point will open for the summer on Saturday, May 14.