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Old Ford

The Old Ford was the point where the Old Forest Road crossed the River Anduin, about forty miles downriver from the Carrock.[1] In older times, the river was crossed by a stone bridge here, but by the end of the Third Age, the bridge had long since disappeared, and the crossing was no more than a simple ford.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Map of Wilderland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", Note 14