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Bridgeport
Caddo County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
73040




Page Contents for Bridgeport, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Bridgeport is approximately 109 (2000), 116 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 46 (2000), 39 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bridgeport is 1.386 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bridgeport is 0.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bridgeport to Washington DC is 1233 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bridgeport is positioned 35.54 degrees north of the equator and 98.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bridgeport per capita income is $ 11,380 (2000).
Bridgeport median income is $ 23,333 (2000).

Location

in west-central Oklahoma, on the Canadian River. It is about 16 miles east of Weatherford. Other nearby communities include El Reno, Geary, Hydro and Calumet.
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History & History Related Items

Bridgeport is considered by many to be a real ghost town. Back in the heyday of Historic Route 66, Bridgeport was included on the route. It was bypassed in 1933 when the alignment was changed. Many moved from Bridgeport at that time to the area of the new alignment so they could remain in business. The Pony Bridge was built in 1933 and effectively sealed the fate of the Bridgeport. Before that time, Bridgeport was the western end of a safe Canadian River crossing. A suspension bridge, known as the Key Bridge, built by George Key in 1921, collected tolls for crossing the river, making a large profit for the owner. He charged $ 1.00 for cars and $ 1.50 for trucks, a high price for the day. The bridge was purchased by the state in 1930 and the tolls were stopped at that time. At the time of the purchase, the state already had plans for the new Pony Bridge. Following its opening in 1933, the Key Bridge was rarely used and was finally scrapped.

See a couple of great pictures of old buildings in Bridgeport.

One of the naming stories for Bridgeport is that it was named because travelers wanting to cross the Canadian River would wait here for low water.
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Attractions

Though only home to a handful of people, some old artifacts and buildings may be seen here. The old First Methodist Church, built in 1907, was still standing in 2006. Remains of such buildings as the old post office, water tower and motel and café may still be found here.
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Bridgeport

Miscellany

The population of Bridgeport was:
1990 - 137
2000 - 109


Bridgeport is located in the Central Time Zone. Its postmark is probably Geary.

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