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Bridgeport, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Township Logan
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 504
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08014
Area code(s) 856
GNIS feature ID 874928

Bridgeport is an unincorporated community located within Logan Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08014.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08014 was 504.

History

Bridgeport, along with Swedesboro, was one of only two settlements established in New Jersey as a part of the New Sweden colony, the fort at Nya Elfsborg having been abandoned. It was originally called New Stockholm, but the name was changed at a later date.

After the 2001 anthrax attacks, a facility was set up in Bridgeport for the use of a continuous wave accelerator called a Rhodotron, from the Belgian company IBA, to irradiate federal mail.

Geography

Bridgeport lies along the Delaware River at the mouth of the Raccoon Creek. US 322 enters New Jersey in Bridgeport via the Commodore Barry Bridge, and continues on to cross US 130 and Interstate 295 before leaving Logan Township. Route 44 is an old alignment of US 130, beginning at a point north of US 322. Unsigned Route 324 is an East-West state highway completely within Bridgeport, running from where a ferry used to take US 322 across the river to a dead end next to the current US 322. There is a private marina and a small airfield in town, and a Penns Grove Secondary line crosses Raccoon Creek at the Conrail Railroad Bridge in Bridgeport at mile 2.0.


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