Winner - Category - Overall Project of the Year 2020 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge < back to awards

company details:
  • Contact Name:
    Marcos Sanchez - Arup and John T Murphy - Mott Mac Donald
  • Company:
    ARUP and Mott Mac Donald Ireland
  • Address:
    ARUP, 50 Ringsend Road, Dublin, D04 T6X0

    Mott Mac Donald Ireland, 5 Eastgate Avenue, Little Island, Cork. T45 EE72

    Photograhic Credits: 
    RFK Night Shot - Credit to Royston Palmer
    RFK Completed - Credit to J.Shinkwin Mott MacDonald
    RFK Under Construction - Credit to M.Sanchez ARUP
    RFK Completed- Credit to M.Sanchez ARUP

categories/ group:
  • Project Category:
    Overall Project of the Year 2020
  • Project Group:
    ARUP and Mott MacDonald
project details:
  • Name of the project:
    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge including N25 New Ross Bypass Project
  • Location:
    New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
  • Commencement date:
    March 1999
  • Completion Date:
    January 2020
  • Client:
    Transport Infrastructure Ireland (incorporating National Roads Authority)
project description:

The exceptional Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge incorporates the longest extrados concrete span deck in the world. The successful delivery and oversight of a complex primary road project was enabled by the selection of this elegant, innovative bridge across the river Barrow at New Ross.


In the first stage, the preliminary design and options process produced a world-class solution perfectly in tune with its landscape setting. This advanced, and aesthetically high quality design, enabled the client to expediently achieve planning approval. 


In the construction stage, the project evidenced cutting-edge design and planning to successfully complete a hugely complex structure, delivering a major, new landmark bridge for Ireland's South-East region. Together, the concept and delivery stages realised state-of-the-art design of the highest international standard.