The world's tallest, fastest, and longest single rail coaster named the Jersey Devil Coaster has been unveiled ahead of its opening in 2021.
Located at Six Flags theme park in New Jersey, the rollercoaster rises to just over 40 metres high, which is then followed by an 87-degree vertical drop.
The final piece of the track was added at the weekend, completing months of construction.
Iron workers from TCN & Co, the ride's erection company, along with the ride's manufacturer and Six Flags project supervisor, signed the final piece of orange steel before it ascended to its final resting place atop the extreme, 87-degree, vertical drop.
The ride's features include:
- Hitting speeds of nearly 100kmh over a kilometre of track
- Each of the four sleek trains will hold 12 passengers in a single file layout with their legs straddling either side of the monorail track
- Included in the ride will be three dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall, a 'raven dive', and zero-gravity roll
The ride gets its name of the Jersey Devil from a mythical demon-like creature which is said to haunt the area where the park is located.
Six Flags park president John Winkler said it's an appropriate name and that he hopes the ride provides just as much suspense as the myth itself.
"Jersey Devil folklore has been a source of fear and intrigue here in the Pine Barrens for more than 200 years, and this iconic piece of New Jersey history inspired the design for this monstrous scream machine."
No exact date has been set for when the ride will open to the public.