Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
|Bridge Creek, Oklahoma|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||1.64 sq mi (4.24 km2)|
|• Land||1.64 sq mi (4.24 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,378 ft (420 m)|
|• Estimate (2015)||335|
|• Density||210/sq mi (79/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||73010 / 73089 |
|FIPS code||40-08725 |
|GNIS ID||1934555 |
Bridge Creek was incorporated as a town in 2000. The town proper and the unincorporated areas that its limits enclose are part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady counties known as the "Tri-City Area" with Newcastle, Tuttle and Blanchard.
Bridge Creek was one of several communities hardest hit by an F5 tornado in the deadly May 3, 1999, tornado outbreak. At least 12 died in the Bridge Creek area. Doppler radar measured wind speeds of 318 miles per hour (512 km/h) in this tornado when it was near Bridge Creek. This is the highest wind speed ever recorded on earth.
Bridge Creek is located in northeastern Grady County at  It is bordered to the north by the city of Tuttle, to the south by the city of Blanchard, and to the east by the city of Newcastle in McClain County.(35.247350, -97.723460).
Interstate 44, the H. E. Bailey Turnpike, forms the southeast border of the town, leading northeast 25 miles (40 km) to downtown Oklahoma City and southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Chickasha, the Grady County seat. Oklahoma State Highway 4, the H. E. Bailey Turnpike Norman Spur, leads north through the center of Bridge Creek and continues north 11 miles (18 km) to Mustang.
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Bridge Creek, Oklahoma; United States Geological Survey (USGS); August 22, 2001.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code".
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bridge Creek town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
- "Map at Oklahoma Tax Commission website indicating municipal limits".
- "A website indicating incorporation in 2000".
- "Example of Bridge Creek's inclusion in colloquial "Tri-City Area"".
- "NWS article citing number of dead in Bridge Creek. Bridge Creek was also a safe place and a temporary morgue.".
- Gov. Mary Fallin Surveys Storm Damage In Bridge Creek; newson6.com; May 7, 2015.
- Tornado Outbreak Wreaks Havoc Across Great Plains; Multiple Injuries Reported; Weather Channel; May 7, 2015.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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