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Bridgeport,

city (1990 pop. 141,686), Fairfield co., SW Conn., on Long Island Sound; inc. 1836. Long a chief industrial city in Connecticut, it makes electrical appliances, transportation equipment, clothing, ammunition, metal products, wiring devices, machinery, helicopters, motor vehicles, and building materials. Settled in 1639, Bridgeport first grew as a fishing community. Heavy industry declined rapidly after 1970, and Bridgeport struggled as more affluent residents fled to the suburbs. The Barnum Institute of Science and History commemorates showman P. T. BarnumBarnum, P. T.
(Phineas Taylor Barnum) , 1810–91, American showman, b. Bethel, Conn. As a youth Barnum worked at diverse sales jobs and managed a boardinghouse. He made his first sensation in 1835 when he bought and exhibited Joice Heth, a slave who claimed she was 161
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, who lived in Bridgeport and whose circus wintered there. The Univ. of Bridgeport is in the city.

Bridgeport

 

a city in the northeastern part of the USA in the state of Connecticut. It is situated on the shore of Long Island Sound. Population in 1970, 155,000; including the suburbs, over 400,000. It is a large industrial center (employing 78,000 in 1967). Machine building and metalworking (machine tools, aviation, and electrical engineering industries) predominate. It is an important ammunition and arms production center (rifles, submachine guns, and machine guns). There is a chemical industry and a university. Bridgeport was settled in 1639.

Bridgeport

a port in SW Connecticut, on Long Island Sound. Pop.: 139 664 (2003 est.)
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