Arup’s work on the longest bridge in Ireland and the firm’s continuing professional development (CPD) initiatives received awards from Engineers Ireland. The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the River Barrow, part of the N25 New Ross Bypass, was a winning project in the Engineering Infrastructure and Buildings category. Arup was awarded the title of 2020 CPD Employer of the Year in recognition of successfully using CPD to progress the firm’s digital transformation and equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
As part of a newly unveiled Engineering Excellence Digital Series, Engineers Ireland profiled six winning projects, one of which is the N25 New Ross Bypass PPP incorporating the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge over the River Barrow. The project is also now eligible for a public vote to choose the Engineering Endeavour of 2020 by midnight on 11 December. Cast your vote here.
The Engineering Infrastructure and Buildings Award celebrates the collaboration of designers Arup and Carlos Fernandez Casado (CFC) and contractors BAM and Dragados. Hailed as a world-class 21st century engineering masterpiece, the bridge was commended for improving the lives of residents on both sides of the River Barrow, as well as the wider community in south-east Ireland.