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Running west to east through Eriador
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  • Updated 16 January 1999
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Old Road

The road running east through Eriador

A name sometimes used for the East-West Road that lead through Eriador to Rivendell, and especially for its eastern reaches beyond the town of Bree.



The fact that the Road led to the Ford of Bruinen strongly suggests that it was made after the founding of Rivendell in the mid-Second Age. Its most likely construction date would be after the foundation of Arnor at the end of the Second Age.

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