In the 1999–2000 season, he made 15 starts (plus four substitute appearances) scoring his first senior goal, with a powerful free-kick over the wall, in the final match of the season on against Wimbledon, as a result of which Wimbledon were relegated to Division 1 after 14 years in the top flight.
In the 2000–01 season, Bridge was an ever-present at left-back as Saints finished their final season at The Dell in tenth place in the Premier League table.
On 6 July 2012, it was confirmed that Bridge would join Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan.
Bridge played 37 league games for Brighton, scoring three goals and helping them reach fourth place in the league to qualify for the play-offs.
He told The Independent, "Brighton have been great to me.