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Bridge Creek, Oklahoma
|• Total||1.64 sq mi (4.24 km2)|
|• Land||1.64 sq mi (4.24 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,378 ft (420 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||205.2/sq mi (79.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
73010 / 73089
Bridge Creek was incorporated as a town in 2000. 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.
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.
The town was hit again by an EF3 tornado on May 6, 2015. 25 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.
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.
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