The Last Bridge

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The Last Bridge
Type: Bridge
Region: The Lone-lands
Area: Talath Gaun
Location: [33.5S, 23.2W]
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The Last Bridge is a landmark within Talath Gaun in the Lone-lands. [33.5S, 23.3W] [33.5S, 23.3W]

This ancient and majestic bridge connects the east-most of the Lone-lands with The Trollshaws, spanning the Hoarwell river. This is the only bridge south of Ettenmoors and none is found south of it.


The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:




NPC Function
ElfF.png Alphlanc Quest
ElfF.png Rochwen Quest


History: Probably built during the early Third Age when it is known that the Dúnedain built at least two other bridges. This would make it about 3,000 years old.
The Last Bridge is the easternmost bridge built by the kings of Arnor upon the Great East Road. It marks the border between the barrens of the Lone-lands and Trollshaws in the shadow of the Misty Mountains, where lies Rivendell, refuge of Elrond Halfelven.
As Strider led Frodo Baggins and his companions to Rivendell they crossed the Last Bridge, and there Strider discovered a beryl — an Elf-stone, or more specifically, an emerald — which possibly was a sign that friends had passed that way. Indeed, the mighty Elf-lord Glorfindel had left the stone, and later he aided in the rescue of Frodo from the Nazgûl at the Ford of Bruinen. — [1] [2]

Beyond the Last Bridge the domain of Men ends. While the Lone-lands have long been left desolate and rarely-traveled, the lands beyond are altogether wild and untamed. Only the well-seasoned wanderer or skilled adventurer would brave Trollshaws alone. Older even than the ruins of fallen Rhudaur that mark hilltops across the Lone-lands, the Last Bridge stands as the sole safe crossing over the Hoarwell river (Mitheithel in elvish tongue) and east into the Trollshaws. It has endured millennia of wars and neglect. Many have walked these stones — ancient kings and savage armies, Elf-lords and Nazgûl. — Hero's Guide

Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of the Lone-lands
Areas: AgamaurAnnunlosGarth AgarwenHaragmarHarloegMinas EriolNain EnidhTalath GaunThe Weather Hills
Settlements: The Forsaken InnOst Guruth
Landmarks: Amon RosBarad DhornBarad IachiantBleakriftCandaith's EncampmentThe Circle of BloodDol VaegEchad SûlEglain CampGarth Agarwen GateGlumhallowGondrinnIorvinasIvar's CryptThe Last BridgeThe LornspanMithrenostNaerostNan DheluNindorOst CyrnOst HaerOst LadenThe Outer GatesSkirmish CampSpring of the Red MaidThandobelTornstonesWeatherfootWeathertop
Instances: Inn of the Forsaken
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Trollshaws
Areas: Bruinen GorgesGiant ValleyHigh MoorNan TornaethNorth TrollshawsRivendell ValleySouth TrollshawsTâl Bruinen
Settlements: Echad CandellethRivendellThorenhad
Landmarks: Amon NendirAmon VaradhBar-e-TherchirBarachen's CampBarad GlamgilBarad RemmelladBear DensThe Blooming FensCirith UlunnCrumbled CellarDelossadDraugladDraugrothEchad GauradanEryn SingorThe Ford of BruinenForgotten MonumentGarbert's CottageThe Gates of ImladrisGladdalfThe Glamgil FallsLaenanThe Last BridgeLavanimThe Lost TempleMinas AgorMinas CiliantNarlinn's PostNurathOst BelegramOst BrandrasOst ChallOst DúrgonnOst ThondolThe Stone-trolls' GladeThe StonemereTaur OrnolfThingrothTorogrodTrapdoor LairThe Wovenvales