Bridge Creek, Oklahoma

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Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
Town
Bridge Creek is located in Oklahoma
Bridge Creek
Bridge Creek
Bridge Creek is located in the US
Bridge Creek
Bridge Creek
Coordinates: 35°14′6″N 97°44′12″W / 35.23500°N 97.73667°W / 35.23500; -97.73667Coordinates: 35°14′6″N 97°44′12″W / 35.23500°N 97.73667°W / 35.23500; -97.73667[1]
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Area
 • 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] 1,378 ft (420 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 336
 • Estimate (2015)[2] 335
 • Density 210/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73010 / 73089 [3]
Area code 405
FIPS code 40-08725 [1]
GNIS ID 1934555 [1]

Bridge Creek is a town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 336.[4]

History[edit]

Bridge Creek was incorporated as a town in 2000.[5][6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

The town was hit again by an EF3 tornado on May 6, 2015. 25 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.[9][10]

Geography[edit]

Bridge Creek is located in northeastern Grady County at 35°14′50″N 97°43′24″W / 35.24722°N 97.72333°W / 35.24722; -97.72333 (35.247350, −97.723460).[11] 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.

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.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Bridge Creek has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), all of it land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 336
Est. 2015 335 [2] −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Bridge Creek, Oklahoma. United States Geological Survey (August 22, 2001).
  2. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS – Look Up a ZIP Code". 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bridge Creek town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Map at Oklahoma Tax Commission website indicating municipal limits". tax.ok.gov. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. 
  6. ^ "A website indicating incorporation in 2000". 
  7. ^ "Example of Bridge Creek's inclusion in colloquial "Tri-City Area"". rmtricity.com. 
  8. ^ "Top Ten Deadliest Oklahoma Tornadoes (1882–2008)". srh.noaa.gov. Archived from the original on 2008-06-18. 
  9. ^ Gov. Mary Fallin Surveys Storm Damage In Bridge Creek. newson6.com (May 7, 2015). Retrieved on 2017-05-03.
  10. ^ Tornado Outbreak Wreaks Havoc Across Great Plains; Multiple Injuries Reported. Weather Channel (May 7, 2015). Retrieved on 2017-05-03.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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