Dear Friend of Bridgeport,
Thank you for visiting the City of Bridgeport’s web site.
Bridgeport is a thriving multicultural city located right on the water of Long Island Sound in the southern part of Connecticut. Our great location and proximity to other cities such as New York and Boston make Bridgeport a wonderful city to live, work, and visit.
Home of American icons such as PT Barnum and Tom Thumb, Bridgeport’s rich history of providing the rest of the United States with needed manufactured goods during the early- to mid-20th Century earned it the name “Arsenal of Democracy” during World War II.
Bridgeport is also often referred to as the "Park City" because it possesses such beautifully designed public parks. Our Seaside Park and Beardsley Park were both created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who famously designed Central Park.
Our city is currently on the verge of some major economic development opportunities that will make it even more appealing to be a part of in the near future. As Mayor, I look forward to inviting residents and visitors alike to enjoy the many attractions that Bridgeport has to offer.
I hope you enjoy this site and check back often to see what’s happening here in the Park City.
Mayor Bill Finch