Tallahatchie Crossing|Iron Bridge|Wyott's Crossing|Wyliesport|Wylie's Crossing in The Reivers (Location)

Display Label: 
Iron Bridge
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1351
Y: 
127
Description: 

The iron bridge that now (i.e. in 1905) spans the Tallahatchie River is still new enough to be known in Yoknapatawpha as "THE Iron Bridge" (71). Previously crossing the river meant using the ferry that was first put into service by a man named Wylie, then taken over by Ballenbaugh. "Wylie's Crossing" was "the only crossing within miles" for people who wanted to travel into or out of Yoknapatawpha from or to the north, toward Memphis, and it was also "the head of navigation" for the steamboats that once came upriver eastward from the Mississippi (72).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Iron Bridge

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