Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge
The New Ross Bypass is scheduled to open in Quarter 4 of 2019. The Last platform on the 900m span bridge over the River Barrow, connecting the counties of Wexford and Kilkenny, is now in place. Upon final completion, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge will be the longest in Ireland at almost 900m and the main central spans at 230m are the longest post-tensioned concrete spans of their type in the world. The construction of the bridge has captured the public’s interest and imagination, and even before its opening later this year, the bridge has already established itself as an iconic landmark for both counties. It was therefore fitting that two sporting icons from the counties; the Wexford and Kilkenny senior hurling captains Lee Chin (joint captain) and TJ Reid were on hand to witness the occasion.