The Skyscraper Thrill RideGeolocation: 33.8732, -78.6142

The Skyscraper Thrill Ride is an amusement park ride in Myrtle Beach. The ride features a giant propeller consisting of two arms that spins guests in a full circle. Four riders, two on each arm, sit in open cars on opposite ends of the propeller. The arms of the propeller quickly rotate spinning riders at speeds of up to 55 mph. At its highest point, riders are upside down 160 feet above the ground. WPC, A Terracon Company, was retained to perform geotechnical and construction materials engineering and testing services for this project. WPC performed a geotechnical exploration at the property to provide recommendations concerning the design and construction of the ride foundation. We provided recommendations for support of the ride with micropiles utilizing grout-injection anchors, as well as an alternate mat foundation.

Little River, SC


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Myrtle BeachGeolocation: 33.6725, -78.9408
The Myrtle Beach office opened in 2002 with four people. We provide geotechnical evaluation, environmental consulting, and construction materials engineering and testing services, consisting of Phase I and II ESAs, remediations, and mining hydrogeology. The Myrtle Beach Terracon office has worked on a wide variety of projects including environmental site assessment for construction jobs, geotechnical exploration for a thrill ride and subsurface investigation for a stormwater management project.