Bridge City is a city located in Orange County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,651. The town borders the Neches River and Cow Bayou.
The city was originally named Prairie View, as it was located on the coastal grasslands of the upper Texas coastline. But in 1938, the Port Arthur-Orange Bridge (now known as the Rainbow Bridge) was built, and the unincorporated area took on the name "Bridge City". The city did not incorporate until 1970.
Web Sites and Links
Bridge City Cardinals AthleticsContains scores, schedules, photos, and links for high school.
Bridge City Masonic Lodge No. 1345Meets 2nd and 4th Tues at 7:30 pm.
City of Bridge CityCity hall, council meeting agendas and public notices, ordinances, and employment, with information about history and demographics.
Handbook of Texas Online: Bridge City, TXCommunity history and information.