vdejarnette wrote:It looks like the only difference between the lift support structure of SkyRush and I305 is that it uses 2 plate girders for the arch instead of a arch truss-span between the 2 big support frames that Intimidator 305 used. I'd imagine this means the SkyRush arch beam was significantly cheaper to produce.
Actually: Part of the shift from the truss to the thinner structure is the height difference between the two- Far less stress on a 201 foot tall arch vs. a 305 ft. arch. In all reality though, Intamin/IntaRide LLC most likely has been refining the design of the two-support lift structure. I'd expect in the future we'll see more of this type of build on Intamin coasters.
No offense but this is a HERSHEY PARK thread not a lets argue about i305 is better then skyrush(Skyrush is better by the way.
Ummm... Who's arguing about that? You're the one who brought it up. Our member was comparing the structure of A to B.