The Steiger Ferris Wheel
is a tall transportable Ferris wheel
. It began operating in 1980, and at that time was the world's tallest transportable wheel, a record documented in the Guinness Book of Records
.. Its height has since been matched by several other 60 m transportable wheels, and has been exceeded by the Bussink R66
Giant Wheel operated by World Carnival
Designed by the Steiger showmen company of Bad Oeynhausen
, in conjunction with engineering company Dr. Cassens and Jäschke of Bremen
, it was built by Knocks, also of Bremen, and is operated by Steiger.
The foundation of the wheel consists of the 22 container pallets used to transport components of the wheel. In total, 32 vehicles are needed to transport the entire wheel. Two of the jackstands supporting the axle also serve as cranes to erect the A-frame.
On October 11th, 2010, the wheel collapsed at the Kramermarkt in Oldenburg
during deconstruction. Although several people watched the deconstruction work, nobody was... Read More