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Skyrim:Deep Folk Crossing

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Deep Folk Crossing
(view on map) (lore page)
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 8
Important Treasure
Aetherium Shard
Console Location Code(s)
DeepFolkCrossingExterior01, DeepFolkCrossingExterior02
The Reach
North-northwest of Bthardamz
West of Druadach Redoubt
Ore Veins
# of Iron 1
Deep Folk Crossing

Deep Folk Crossing is an ancient Dwarven bridge over a weir with structures at either end in the northern part of the Reach.

A Dwemer convector, used for a College of Winterhold quest, can be found just across the bridge. With the Dawnguard add-on installed, an Aetherium Shard can also be found at the location.

You can be given the location of this bridge by the children Sond and Bottar in a random encounter.

Related QuestsEdit

Deep Folk CrossingEdit

Approaching the bridge from the south, halfway across on the right is a platform with stone steps up facing due east. Looking from here at the southern bank, you will see a nirnroot directly in front of you. Following the river downstream, you will find an iron ore vein, approximately level where the path turns towards the east and Druadach Redoubt; a few meters farther downstream is a second nirnroot. There is nothing of interest upstream except the spring which is the source of the river.

Across the bridge on the northward path, you will see a stone plinth. On this stone plinth is an Aetherium ShardDG and a Dwemer Convector along with a leveled helmet and sword, which are always a Dwarven Helmet and Dwarven Sword, respectively, from level 12.


  • Katria's journalDG reveals that a Dwemer city originally called Bthar-zel (meaning "allied city") is located at this site. Katria is correct, with the actual ruins of Bthar-zel being directly beneath it and an entrance to it at the end of the bridge. However, by the time of Skyrim, the city is inaccessible.
  • A short distance downstream, between the first and second waterfall below the bridge on the southern bank, lies a dead Adventurer wearing the rare Hooded Blue Robes and carrying a copy of The Aetherium Wars.