What does a Bridge Engineer do?

Bridge engineers design bridge projects and oversee the construction, inspection, and repair of bridges and related structures. They work in conjunction with planners, construction managers, inspectors, local officials, and other parties to ensure the project meets all safety standards while also accommodating deadlines, budget guidelines, and other considerations. They design structural plans, coordinate changes, and provide expert guidance throughout the building process.

Bridge engineers must have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, with a master’s degree often preferred. They must abide by licensing laws and requirements, which vary by state. This role requires advanced knowledge of all applicable safety protocol and safe building standards. Bridge engineers must be comfortable using industry standard design programs, and have the ability to devote meticulous attention to detail.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Bridge Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹42,090 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹42T
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Bridge Engineer
8 Dec 2020

“Team is competent and fun to work with.”

Alpha CorporationAlpha Corporation
bridge inspection team leader
28 Feb 2021

“life balance was not emphasized.”

Michael Baker InternationalMichael Baker International
Bridge Inspector
17 Feb 2021

“Particular training fee was paid by my own self.”

Bridge Engineer
8 Aug 2021

“Great place to work with good people.”

Bridge Engineer
30 Oct 2019

“Not so much stress.”

HSS IntegratedHSS Integrated
Bridge Engineer
22 Aug 2021

“4 years of working here and i have yet to receive my bonus and increment”

Alamr Group for Engineering Consultancy
Bridge Engineer
22 Jan 2021

“It one of the best local companies”

Transys Consulting
Bridge Engineer
27 Jul 2021


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