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Lincoln Park Comet Roller Coaster Finally Being Torn Down

DARTMOUTH (CBS) – A piece of local history is finally being torn down in southeastern Massachusetts.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Mark Katic reports


A demolition team began pulling down the old Comet roller coaster at the former Lincoln Park in Dartmouth Wednesday morning.  The project should take days to complete.

About a dozen people came to the site to say farewell.

The park closed back in 1987. Four people were injured when the braking system failed on the last ride that year.

The coaster has been sitting vacant ever since.  There are now fully grown trees in and around it.

Once the area is completely cleared, new homes and apartment buildings will go up on the site.

The wooden coaster was made of fir, strong timber.  The plan is to use that wood to make Adirondack chairs and raise money for charity.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Mark Katic contributed to this report.

You can follow him on Twitter @MarkKWBZ.

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