Arup has been recognised with two awards at the prestigious Structural Awards 2021, the world’s leading awards for structural engineering excellence. Ireland’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the River Barrow, part of the N25 New Ross Bypass, received the Award for Vehicle Bridges and Atrio North Tower in Colombia won the Award for Structures in Extreme Conditions.
Established by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in 1968, the Structural Awards celebrate the contribution structural engineering makes to society.
Arup and Carlos Fernandez Casado received the Award for Vehicle Bridges for the design of Ireland’s longest bridge, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge. The bridge holds multiple records, with its two main spans of 230m each being the longest post-tensioned extradosed concrete spans in the world and, during construction, the bridge featured the world’s longest balanced cantilever for concrete-deck extradosed bridges.