is a small city in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. At the time of 2000 census the population was 2,728. Bridgeport is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.
Because of its location on both a rail line and the Tennessee River, Bridgeport was a strategic site during the American Civil War. It was the site of a major skirmish on August 26, 1862, and numerous other small actions took place in the area. In the latter part of the war, Bridgeport was the site of a major shipyard building gunboats and transports for the Union navy.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.00%) is water.