- The Bridge of Stonebows, as the Brandywine Bridge was once called, was built originally by the Men of Arnor as a causeway across the Baranduin river on the Great East Road. When the founders of the Shire were granted their land by the king of Arthedain, the price was simple: to maintain and care for the Bridge so that travel into the West would never be impeded. The hobbits of the Shire performed their duty, even long after the North-kingdom failed, and maintained the great stone bridge, denying none passage, man, elf, or dwarf. Though the river's name was changed to the Brandywine and the bridge itself became "the Brandywine Bridge", the hobbits of the Shire continue to care for and keep watch on the Bridge.
- The Brandywine Bridge is a prominent landmark in Tolkien's fictional realm of the Middle-earth. Frodo purposely avoided the bridge on his way east, as nobody could pass over it unnoticed.
- In history later than the Lotro era: As trouble brews in the Shire, gates with locks are installed into the great archways and Shirriffs posted at either end. While the Shire-folk have always been distrustful of "Outsiders," the increased traffic of rough Men and other folk have forced them to be on guard against encroaching dangers from beyond their borders. It is here Frodo and his companions are "arrested" by Shirriffs at the command of the mysterious Sharkey as they return from the Quest of the Ring. — lorebook
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Bree-land|
|Settlements:||Archet • Bree • Combe • Staddle|
|Areas:||Andrath • Archet Dale • Brandy Hills • The Brandywood • Bree-land Homesteads • Buckland • Chetwood • Eastern Bree-fields • Far Chetwood • Hengstacer Farm • The Horsefields • The Midgewater Marshes • Nen Harn • Northern Barrow-downs • Northern Bree-fields • The Old Forest • Southern Barrow-downs • Southern Bree-fields • Starmere Lake • Weather Hills|
|Landmarks:||Within western Bree-land: The Abandoned Graveyard • Adso's Camp • Brandywine Bridge • Brigand Cave • Brigand's Watch • Dogwood's Farm • Everclear Lakes • Festival Grounds • Girdley Island • Greenway Crossing • Halecatch Lake • The Hedge Maze • Hillshire Ruins • The Old Greenway Fort • Old Sweetgrass Farm • Ost Barandor • Outlaw's Haven • Pierson's Farm • The Quince Farmstead • Saeradan's Cabin • Skirmish Camp • Snarling Hollow • South-guard Ruins • Svalfang's Hut • Thornley's Work Site|