Bridgeport, West Virginia: Front Lawn Giraffe

Giraffe statue is the mascot of a local business, a longtime African wildlife fixture along Route 50.
Address:
Rte 50 E., Bridgeport, WV
Directions:
About a mile east of Bridgeport, on the north side of US-50/Northwestern Pike, next to a building named Alfred Complex (a construction company). East to see driving west, not so easy driving east.
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Giraffe.

Lawn Giraffe

If you are heading east on US 50, out of Bridgeport, the road curves to the left. The giraffe is just beyond that, next to a property called Alfred Construction (white sign). The gent there was very nice, let me park in his lot and offered to take a pic of me with the giraffe, which I declined.

The problem is a tree has grown up, taller than the giraffe, and you can't see it coming from the west. If you turn around and head back towards Bridgeport, you can see the giraffe. I saw no home that it was attached to. It's just there, seemingly randomly placed. I have no idea what the green railing surrounding the giraffe is for. There's a small ditch between the construction company and the giraffe and it was swampy wet, so I didn't attempt to get any closer.

[Lucy Pfeffa, 06/25/2017]
Front Lawn Giraffe

The giraffe is in an awkward position and you can't take a picture with it.

[Courtney Alley, 12/16/2014]

Giraffe.

Front Lawn Giraffe

For years this lifesize giraffe has been alongside Rt. 50 in Bridgeport. The company right next to the giraffe uses it as its logo.

[Marian C, 07/03/2011]

 Giraffe.

Front Lawn Giraffe

A life-size giraffe stands on someone's front lawn in Bridgeport, WV.

[Joe Desiderio, 03/25/2006]

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