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You should have a degree in civil engineering with a concentration in structural engineering. If you want to do really well in bridge design, you should also consider getting an advanced degree in structural engineering. Furthermore, getting licenses as a registered civil engineer and a registered structural engineer would enable you to be in a leading role on a project, which means a higher salary.
Great you like Bridges!!! Lots of new technology being deployed. Take a look at the Oakland San Francisco bay bridge for instance. I am an engineer and when I was studying I found that both Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering would be applicable for bridge design. Lots of bridges are getting old in the US so there should be plenty of demand in this area. As for salary I cannot comment on what Civil and MEch Engineers make but it is definitely a good place to be salary wise versus 90% of other areas. Good luck go for it!
That is a pretty big number there! :-)
Realistically, unless you've had years of experience and are some kind of engineering genius, making more than $100,000/yr. won't happen for someone straight out of college. Money is great, but just remember that there is a lot of sacrifice that comes with a salary that big - that is, working long LONG hours, *no* social life, dedication to the specific project *AND* company you work for, and most importantly, THE DRIVE to become successful.
If you really enjoy bridges and are passionate about it, then civil engineering would be your best bet. But don't expect the big bucks to flow right away - even after 5-6 yrs. on the job. Try an internship first and see if that's the path you want to take.