The Bridge of Nargothrond was a large bridge built across the river Narog by the Elves of Nargothrond in the late First Age.[1]


After Túrin Turambar came to Nargothrond and became high in the councils of Lord Orodreth, he persuaded Orodreth to build a mighty bridge spanning the Narog. Now abandoning their secretive ways in favor of open warfare, the Elves erected this bridge and used it for transporting large forces. At the bidding of Túrin, the Host of Nargothrond then marched across it to their doom on the field of Tumhalad. However, it was too durable to be easily demolished in the event of an attack by Glaurung, and so with the field of battle lost, the bridge allowed for the Sack of Nargothrond by Glaurung and his horde of Orcs.[2][3]


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Nargothrond"
  2. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XXI: "Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. The Children of Húrin, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Tale of the Children of Húrin, XI: "The Fall of Nargothrond"
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