Just watch your head when that thing gets unstable... we need that brain of yours in one piece.
— Sly telling Bentley to watch out for falling bridge debris

"Bomb the Bridge" was a job for Bentley in A Starry Eyed Encounter of Sly 2: Band of Thieves. It is the first of three sub-missions in "Operation: Hippo Drop."

Background Edit

Bentley needs to bomb down the palace's main bridge to distract the guards watching over the Clockwerk Wings.


Bentley needs to bomb the bridge separating Rajan's guest house from the rest of the palace. This will block reinforcements from the guest house, and distract the guards standing watch over the Clockwerk Wings in the ballroom.

Upon reaching the mission marker, Sly informs Bentley that he and Murray are moving into position and asks him if he still thinks he can demolish the large bridge. Bentley states that it doesn't take an engineer to figure out how to blow up a bridge, and he will start by using his bombs to destroy the lower cleats. Once the structure destabilizes, the retainer rings on the upper cleats should pop right off, which will enable Bentley to destroy them and cause the entire bridge to crash down. Sly warns Bentley to watch his head when the bridge becomes unstable, as they need his brain in one piece.

On the lower level, Bentley will need to destroy nine cleats. After two cleats are destroyed, debris will start falling down and he must avoid them, or risk getting crushed. Once all nine cleats are destroyed, Bentley jumps up to the main structure and the lower level falls apart. Bentley must now destroy eight cleats in order to destroy the main structure, but he still must take care to avoid the falling stones. After the eight cleats are destroyed, the upper section collapses, and the entire bridge crumbles apart. Bentley notifies Sly that the bridge is down and that he will warm up the van and get the RC chopper started as part of the final task of the heist.


  • Bentley would have been stuck on that side of the bridge since it was destroyed.
  • When bombing the upper cleats, the ones on the outer edge of the platform only takes one bomb, while the rest take two bombs.
  • When the bridge falls, you can see birds flying away in the background.
  • When bombing the lower cleats, it's possible to destroy two at once if you carefully place a bomb equally between them.