Tennessee Sling Provides Rigging for “Colossus” TV at Bristol Motor Speedway

Tennessee Sling Center (Memphis) provided rigging products to Barnhart to complete the installation of the world's largest center-hung TV.

Tennessee Sling Center (Memphis) provided rigging products to Barnhart to complete the installation of the world’s largest center-hung TV.

Nicknamed “Colossus,” the display was installed by Memphis-based Barnhart Crane between January and April of this year. Colossus consists of four 30′ x 63′ custom-built screens suspended from a halo-shaped truss and cage.

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Colossus’ screen utilizes 54 million LED lights and is the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, four-sided, center-hung video display—weighing in at 127 tons. The entire system, which includes the support towers and cables, weighs in at 700 tons.

The installation required careful engineering and surgical precision. Barnhart was hired by the general contractor for the job due to the company’s experience and expertise in engineering, lifting and setting difficult and large projects. Tennessee Sling Center (Memphis) provided the rigging for this project.

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