Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
|Bridge Creek, Oklahoma|
Location of Bridge Creek within Oklahoma
|Elevation||1,370 ft (418 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||40-08725 |
|GNIS feature ID||1090487 |
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 windspeeds of 318 MPH in this tornado when it was near Bridge Creek. This is the highest windspeed ever recorded on earth. 
Bridge Creek is located at (35.247350, -97.723460).
|This section requires expansion. (July 2015)|
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "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.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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