Samson's Bridge (Location Key)


In two of the three texts that mention "Samson's bridge" (As I Lay Dying, "Spotted Horses") there's no doubt that it crosses the Yoknapatawpha River near Frenchman's Bend - though much of it is under the river in the flood described in the novel. The bridge is first mentioned in Flags in the Dust, as the site of young John Sartoris' adventure with the fox (353). That story, told by Rafe MacCallum, gives no clue to the location of the river or the bridge, but we assume it's the same "Samson's bridge" as in the other texts.