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Bridge City
Orange County, Texas


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Bridge City is approximately 8,651 (2000), 7840 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,014 (1990), 2945 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bridge City is 15.566 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bridge City is 5.69 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.626 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bridge City to Washington DC is 1157 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 234 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bridge City is positioned 30.02 degrees north of the equator and 93.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bridge City average annual precipitation is 53 inches peryear.
Bridge City average temperature is 68 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 90 degrees F.


in eastern Texas in the general Beaumont area. Bridge City is on hwy 87/73 in the "golden Triangle area" near Orange, Beaumont and Port Arthur.
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tropical and temperate. Snow and frigid temperatures are very rare.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Bridge City.

Bridge City was first known as Prairie View. The name was changed to Bridge City in 1941. In the early days, the residents were sustained by farming and cattle ranching.

Two bridges span the Neches river between Bridge City and Port Arthur. The Rainbow bridge finished in 1938 with clearance of 176 feet, is known as the tallest bridge in the south. The bridge is 7,760 feet long. It wasn't named until many years later when a contest was held to choose the name. Thousands of entries were received, but the winning name of Rainbow Bridge was from a six year old girl. Once the bridge was completed in 1938, the community began to prosper. The cable-stayed Veterans Memorial Bridge was completed in 1990 and has a clearance of 143 feet and a length of 9,440. It was named for the Veteran's Memorial park at the foot of the bridge on the Jefferson County side.
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Bridge City Historical Museum
150 West Roundbunch
Bridge City, Texas 77611
Phone: 409-735-5671
Fax: 409-735-7017
Formerly known as Prairie View Teacherage
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Bridge City City Government

The official site of Bridge City, Texas

Bridge City Manager
260 Rachal Ave
Bridge City, TX 77611-3622
Phone: 409-735-6801

Bridge City has a council/manager form of government with 6 council members plus a mayor.

Bridge City Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
150 W Round Bunch Rd
Bridge City, TX 77611-2522
Phone: 409-735-5671

Bridge City Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
150 W Round Bunch Rd
Bridge City, TX 77611-2522
Phone: 409-735-5671

Bridge City Libraries

Bridge City Library
101 Parkside Place Dr
Bridge City, TX 77611-2442
Phone: 409-735-4242

Bridge City Intermediate School Library

Bridge City Schools

Bridge City School Supt
300 Bower Dr
Bridge City, TX77611-2924
Phone: 409-735-1502 Bridge City


The population of Bridge City was:
1990 - 8,034
2000 - 8,651

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