260 Rachal Dr.
Bridge City, Texas 77611
Phone: 409.735.6801
Fax: 409.735.3349

http://www.bridgecitytex.com
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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF BRIDGE CITY, TEXAS
“BUILDING BRIDGES TOGETHER”

Bridge City, in southern Orange County, is centrally located on State Highway 73/87 in Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) of Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont (The Golden Triangle) with major highway connections to Interstate-10, Hwy 62, FM 105, FM 408 and FM 1006 (refinery – Chemical Row) and is intersected by FM 1442. One should use exit #869 off IH-10 and take FM 1442 ten miles south to Bridge City. Orange County is home to the state’s busiest Travel Information Center on IH-10 at the Texas-Louisiana border. The center is built along the Blue Elbow Swamp.

Bridge City, the “Golden Link to the Triangle” is located on the west bank of Cow Bayou adjacent to Sabine Lake and the Neches River. Sabine lake is a 78-square mile saltwater lake opening into the Gulf of Mexico. To enter or leave Bridge City you must cross one of three historic bridges. At the south end of town is the scenic Rainbow Bridge, the south’s tallest bridge. The bridge’s 176-foot clearance height resulted from requirements that any U. S. Navy ship could pass under it. The sister span is the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, the first cable-stayed bridge in the state of Texas. At the north end of town are double bridges crossing Cow Bayou on State Highway 87. One of which is The Cow Bayou Bridge, a flat, concrete, swing bridge that was dedicated and opened in 1941. The bridge rests on a central concrete pier and pivots at a 90 degree angle to allow watercraft to pass. It is one of two of its kind and age in the entire state. At the east entrance of town, is a smaller steel swing bridge that began operation prior to 1936, there is a 74 ft. Clearance from the water to the high lines that cross the bayou.

Bridge City is considered a “bedroom community” where residents may work in another city/county but live, pay taxes and spend most of their income in their city. Area residents find ample job opportunities in the industrial, medical, schools and government fields. Recently built correctional facilities in Jefferson County contribute significantly to the local economy. The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government and provides police, utility, library, and other basic services.

Bridge City, surrounded on three sides by water, is a paradise for fisherman, bird watchers and water sport enthusiasts. Enjoy fishing, crabbing, boating, water skiing and many other water sports on the beautiful cypress tree-lined Cow Bayou. Both fresh and saltwater fishing are just minutes away. Camera enthusiasts snap prizewinning pictures of the Monarch butterflies that stop at Bailey’s Fish Camp in October before their annual winter migration across the Gulf of Mexico. Nature trails are in abundance with marshy sites on Cow Bayou and Sabine Lake. Observe birds, alligators, native plants and mosses, and much more. Protected coastal wetlands habitat includes 5,536 acres in Lower Neches Wildlife Management.

OPERATION HOURS & LOCATION

City Hall Offices are open Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm and is located at 260 Rachal, Bridge City , TX 77611

Library hours are Monday thru Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 1pm to 7pm and Friday 9am to 2pm and is located at 101 Parkside, Bridge City, TX 77611

Police Department is a 24 Hour facility and is located at 2290 Texas Ave, Bridge City, TX 77611