Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
Town
Bridge Creek is located in Oklahoma
Bridge Creek
Bridge Creek
Bridge Creek is located in the United States
Bridge Creek
Bridge Creek
Coordinates: 35°14′5″N 97°44′7″W / 35.23472°N 97.73528°W / 35.23472; -97.73528[1]
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyGrady
Area
 • Total1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Land1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,345 ft (410 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total336
 • Density213.60/sq mi (82.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73010 / 73089[3]
Area code405
FIPS code40-08725
GNIS ID2411725[1]

Bridge Creek is a town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2020 census, the town population was 336, a 0% change from 2010.[4]

History

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 11 people died in the Bridge Creek area. Doppler weather radar measured wind speeds of 301 ± 20 mph (484 ± 32 km/h) in this tornado when it was near Bridge Creek. This is tied with the El Reno 2013 Tornado for the highest wind speed ever recorded on Earth.[8]

The town was hit again by an EF3 tornado on May 6, 2015, 16 years and 3 days after the 1999 tornado. Homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.[9][10]

Geography

Bridge Creek is bordered to the north, west, and southwest 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 southeastern 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 land.[4]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
200036
2010336833.3%
20203360.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS – Look Up a ZIP Code". Archived from the original on December 25, 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bridge Creek town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2017.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Map at Oklahoma Tax Commission website indicating municipal limits". tax.ok.gov. Archived from the original on April 17, 2009.
  6. ^ "A website indicating incorporation in 2000". Archived from the original on September 14, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  7. ^ "Example of Bridge Creek's inclusion in colloquial "Tri-City Area"". rmtricity.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
  8. ^ "Top Ten Deadliest Oklahoma Tornadoes (1882–2008)". srh.noaa.gov. Archived from the original on June 18, 2008.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Gov. Mary Fallin Surveys Storm Damage In Bridge Creek Archived May 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. newson6.com (May 7, 2015). Retrieved on May 3, 2017.
  10. ^ Tornado Outbreak Wreaks Havoc Across Great Plains; Multiple Injuries Reported Archived May 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. Weather Channel (May 7, 2015). Retrieved on May 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on July 1, 2021. Retrieved June 4, 2015.