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Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
—  town  —
Location of Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°14′50″N 97°43′24″W / 35.24722°N 97.72333°W / 35.24722; -97.72333
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Elevation 1,370 ft (418 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 34
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-08725[1]
GNIS feature ID 1090487[2]

Bridge Creek is a town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2006 US Census estimate, the town is estimated to have a total population of 340.

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Geography

Bridge Creek is located at 35°14′50″N 97°43′24″W / 35.24722°N 97.72333°W / 35.24722; -97.72333 (35.247350, -97.723460)[3].

Bridge Creek was incorporated as a town in 2000.[4][5] 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[6].

May 3, 1999, tornado outbreak

Bridge Creek was one of several communities hardest hit by a tornado in the deadly May 3, 1999, tornado outbreak. At least 12 died in the Bridge Creek area[7].

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "Map at Oklahoma Tax Commission website indicating municipal limits" (HTML). http://www.tax.ok.gov/MB-cities/MB-BridgeCreek.html.  
  5. ^ "A website indicating incorporation in 2000" (HTML). http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=217234.  
  6. ^ "Example of Bridge Creek's inclusion in colloquial "Tri-City Area"" (HTML). http://www.rmtricity.com/.  
  7. ^ "NWS article citing number of dead in Bridge Creek. Bridge Creek was also a safe place and a temporary morgue." (HTML). http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/tornadodata/ok/deadliest.php.  

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