Historic Bridgeport Walking Tour

How Did Bridgeport Get it's Name?

Excerpt from Mono County Historical Society 2002 Newsletter:

The East Walker River flows directly through the town  of Bridgeport, and the wagons were forced to ford the river.  The "stop" or 
"port" was known as "the port with a ford".  The heavy freight wagons soon churned the ford and the road, until they 
became known as "the port with a bridge".  It did not take long for this description to evolve into "Bridgeport".  
Most of the original townsite was located near the bridge.

Information acquired from:

Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway Project

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association

Mono County Historical Society

Mono Diggings Book by: Frank S. Wedertz

Sarah Jenkins - Bridgeport Founder's Day Chair

Bridgeport Chronicle-Union Newspapers