Bridgeport Ventures Inc.

Bridgeport Ventures Inc.

July 12, 2010 08:48 ET

Bridgeport Ventures Inc. Commences Phase Two of Drilling Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) - Bridgeport Ventures Inc. (TSX:BPV) ("Bridgeport" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced the second phase of the diamond drilling program on its Rosario Property.

The Phase Two program is designed to follow up on the most promising targets developed during the Phase One program completed on June 18, 2010.

Complete assay results from the Phase One program are expected to be available before the end of July.

About Bridgeport Ventures

Bridgeport Ventures (TSX:BPV) is a Canadian mineral exploration company with operations in Latin America. Its strong technical team with local experience has a solid record of discovery and a proven history of mining success. Additional information on Bridgeport Ventures can be found at:

Forward Looking Statements – Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Bridgeport, including, but not limited to the availability of laboratory resources and consequent timing of assay results and industry conditions. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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