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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
On the northern borders of Doriath, crossing Esgalduin mear the eastern end of Nan Dungortheb
Origins
Built by the Elves of Doriath
Race
Division
Culture
Source
Esgalduin flowed down from the mountains of Ered Gorgoroth to the north
Pronunciation
ya'nt yow'r
Meaning
'Old bridge'
Other names
Known in earlier times as Esgaliant, the 'bridge of Esgalduin

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Iant Iaur

The old stone bridge over the Esgalduin

Map of Iant Iaur

A stone bridge built in ancient days by the people of Doriath on the northern borders of their land, crossing the Esgalduin into Dor Dínen. At the time it was originally built, long before Morgoth returned to Middle-earth, it was simply known as Esgaliant, the 'Bridge of Esgalduin'. Later, in the First Age, the valley where it stood, and the hills to the north, became a place of horror and dread, and the bridge was little used. However, it still stood, and it became known in those days as Iant Iaur, meaning simply 'old bridge'.


See also...

Dor Dínen, Silent Land

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