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Dragon Bridge (Skyrim)

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SkyrimTownIcon  Dragon Bridge
Dragon Bridge View
Hold Haafingar
Location Southwest of the Solitude Sawmill
Type Town
Sublocations Four Shields Tavern
Lylvieve Family's House
Horgeir's House
Penitus Oculatus Outpost
Dragon Bridge Lumber Camp
Quests Liberation of Skyrim
A False Front (Stormcloaks)
Breaching Security
Innkeeper Rumors
Dragon's Breath Mead
Location ID DragonBridgeExterior01
For the location in Arena, see Dragon Bridge (Arena).

Dragon Bridge is a small community located on the Karth River and between the major cities of Solitude and Markarth, and is southwest of the Solitude Sawmill.


The settlement is a small village, but what is most notable is from what it derived its name from―the bridge that arches across the Karth River. When crossing the bridge, a giant statue of a dragon head can be seen in the middle, hence the name. From there, Solitude is visible above the mouth of the river as towers in the distance.

It is home to the only Penitus Oculatus Outpost in all of Skyrim. This is noted by Astrid during the Dark Brotherhood questline.

Dragon Bridge is also one of the four places where the Headless Horseman will spawn, and is a key point in several quests such as the killing of the Emperor. A note indicating the location of the Moth Priest, who is essential for the Dawnguard quest Prophet, will be found on a road just past the town's bridge.


Temporary inhabitantsEdit

Nearby landmarksEdit




  • There is a raided merchant cart outside of the bridge with two dead travelers and a Redguard.
    • There are numerous Iron Arrows at the sight of the raid.
    • There is also a dead Horse near it.


This section contains bugs related to Dragon Bridge (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.
  • When fast traveling with a horse to Dragon Bridge, it may appear in front of the bridge while the Dragonborn spawns in front of the village.
  •  360   A random Blood Dragon corpse will appear in the middle of the village. The first time it is encountered, it releases a soul, but the corpse will be there every time the Dragonborn returns, with skin (not releasing a soul). Even if one uses the Raise Zombie glitch to send the body flying, it will respawn in the same place.
  •  360   Occasionally the bridge will become untouchable, causing the Dragonborn to fall through and making it impossible to cross.


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