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| 11/14/2008 12:00:00 AM

Obituary: Bogota, Colombia: Alfred Bigler, 80, engineer at Six Flags

Nov 15 -- Alfred “Fred” Bigler helped build in the 1950s an aerial tramway to Mount Monserrate, which provides passengers a spectacular view of the city of Bogota, Colombia.

Alfred “Fred” Bigler went from the mountains of Switzerland to the roller coasters of Six Flags Over Georgia.

A mechanical and electrical engineer, he began his career working on sky lifts in his native country of Switzerland. In the 1950s, he helped build an aerial tramway to Mount Monserrate, which provides passengers a spectacular view of the city of Bogota, Colombia.

But there were relatively few sky lift projects to work on, so Mr. Bigler also became an expert on roller coasters and other rides, said his grandson, William Sullivan of Washington.

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