The Rolling Stones, Bridges to Babylon
A touring 43 m retractable bridge mounted on its own drivable chassis. The bridge is driven into position under the stage and then locked into the stage, the stage acting as a counterweight. During the performance, the stage opens and the bridge elevates on hydraulics, each section driven out by a cable drive system. The bridge extends and cantilevers 43 m towards the B stage. The B stage rises to meet the bridge at its tip and supports it, allowing the band to run from the stage.
Architect: Mark Fisher, Client: Rolling Stones, Completed: 1997