Bridge City is 99 miles northeast of Houston. The population was about 8,300 in 2017. The town borders the Neches River and Cow Bayou. It is part of the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area is most known for its oil industry.
Bridge City got its name from the fact that one has to cross a bridge to enter the city. Out of the three major roads that enter Bridge City, Chemical Road, SH 87 and FM 1442, all of them cross a body of water. SH 87 crosses the Neches River and Cow Bayou — Cow Bayou on the Orange side and the Neches River on the Port Arthur side. Chemical Road crosses a branch off of the Sabine River and Cow Bayou. FM 1442 crosses a small creek off Cow Bayou between FM 105 and the Bridge City limits. FM 1442 also crosses Cow Bayou just north of Orangefield and south of Interstate 10.
Bridge City is served by the Bridge City Independent School District.