Samuel Beckett Bridge wins Engineering Prize for 2010

Dublin City Council’s recently completed Samuel Beckett Bridge was announced as the winner of the Engineering Project of the Year, in the 2010 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, on Friday, 5th November, at a special ceremony in the Shelbourne Hotel.

A total of eight major projects were short listed and the winning project was chosen by over 6,000 members of the public by means of an on-line voting system. Other projects short listed included the Aviva Stadium, the Limerick Tunnel and the Convention Centre, Dublin.
Michael Phillips, director of Traffic and City Engineer, on behalf of Dublin City Council, expressed his delight at the winning of the award and praised the engineering excellence and ingenuity it demonstrates.
“I would like to acknowledge the contribution of all the parties involved in the creation of the Samuel Beckett bridge, including the Dublin City Council Project Team, the designers, Santiago Calatrava / Roughan & O’Donovan and the contractors, Graham Hollandia Joint Venture “ said Michael Phillips.
The Samuel Beckett Bridge is the latest addition to Dublin’s impressive inventory of Liffey bridges. Located in the heart of Dublin’s docklands it provides a valuable new link between the north and south quays in the area. The iconic structure was commissioned by Dublin City Council and designed by the internationally acclaimed artist, architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava.