Bridge Creek, Oklahoma

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Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Bridge Creek within Oklahoma
Location of Bridge Creek within Oklahoma
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Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Elevation 1,370 ft (418 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 336
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 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 2010 census, the town population was 336.

History

Bridge Creek was incorporated as a town in 2000.[3][4] 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.[5]

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. [6]

The town was hit again by an EF3 tornado on May 6, 2015. 25 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.[7][8]

Geography

Bridge Creek is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (35.247350, -97.723460).[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 336
Est. 2014 332 [10] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

References

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Map at Oklahoma Tax Commission website indicating municipal limits".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "A website indicating incorporation in 2000".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Example of Bridge Creek's inclusion in colloquial "Tri-City Area"".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "NWS article citing number of dead in Bridge Creek. Bridge Creek was also a safe place and a temporary morgue".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Gov. Mary Fallin Surveys Storm Damage In Bridge Creek; newson6.com; May 7, 2015.
  8. Tornado Outbreak Wreaks Havoc Across Great Plains; Multiple Injuries Reported; Weather Channel; May 7, 2015.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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