Originally called Prairie View for its location on the coastal prairie, the name changed to Bridge City when the Rainbow Bridge was completed in 1938 over the Neches River, linking Orange County to Port Arthur. Parallel to the Rainbow Bridge (a cable-stayed bridge) is the Veterans Memorial Bridge, completed in 1991. Industrial growth came with the channeling of Cow Bayou and the building of nearby petrochemical plants.



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