Aerial photo of the bridge used in the Blue Max movie.
Carrigabrick disused railway bridge spans the River Blackwater just
downstream from Fermoy Co Cork. The bridge seems to have survived
well in the intervening years since filming.
For the climax of the film, stunt pilot Derek Piggott flew beneath the arches in a replica Fokker DR1 as part of an air action scene that still remains one
of the most dramatic stunts in the history of aerial filming.
To allow for various camera angles he flew 15 times under the wide span and 17 times beneath the narrow span, allowing only 4 ft wing clearance on either side.
Filming of the aerial scenes took place in October 1965 and the movie went on general release in 1966.
Photo; 29 March 2012
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