by Bobbie Gentry, who was born and raised in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, about 2 and a half hours south of Memphis. I remember when this song came out we spent many an interesting conversation talking about what they threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge. The bridge pictured in articles about the song printed at the time collapsed in 1972. It has been replaced, but it's not even the only bridge crossing that river in that area, so I guess you can pick the bridge you think best looks the part.
Here's Gentry on the old bridge:
|photo from Wikipedia|