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