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fly bridge

On a theater stage, a platform for supporting lights or other equipment which is hung by means of rigging.
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However, the wooden machinery, which was at the time easily repairable was cleaned, but not greatly repaired or restored, according to an article in Cue, by John Earl and David Wilmore, "The Bourla Theatre, Antwerp, A Candidate for Total Restoration." A modest electronic fly system was installed without impact to the old machinery.
Five of the auditoriums in the Tempe district installed counterweight fly systems (a set of ropes and pulleys with weights to balance the load they are moving) above the stage for set changes, a move Anderson says means administration has to commit to providing adult supervision.
The bat-bat fly system offers great potential for additional studies of the ecology and evolution of hostparasite associations.
One Stop Systems won an exclusive joint design-in from an international transportation network company for the design, engineering, prototyping and production of AI on the Fly system elements for use in 150 next-generation autonomous vehicles.
And I don't think I've ever seen a fly system used better on the Hanover stage.
The architects--Cleveland-based Westlake Reed Leskosky--preserved the historical interior but added high-tech goodies like a hydraulically operated stage to raise and lower actors and scenery, and an electronic fly system that is structurally independent of the stage house.
The focal point of the renovation is the actual stage which includes an expansion of 76 sq metres and the fabulous fly system, installed by the aptly-named London outfit Unusual Riggings.
Oh sure, there were some Prairie-style touches and unusually comfortable audience amenities, but with 850 seats, a mezzanine level, a new fly system, 45 box seats on the sides and a prominent proscenium opening, the model was unmistakable.