One of the first Shards established by Shardholm, Bridgehome's original purpose was to make sure no foriegn forces could cross Cleaver's Bridge but eventually became a thriving, but cut-throat, market town. Much of the funding for its local government comes from taxing travelers that cross Cleaver's Bridge.
When the first colonists arrived to Cleaver's Bridge their path to Twinhill was blocked by a large, rusted Steelforged by the name of Rusty. Nearly broken down, this Vestige demanding a tax of any singular item. The colonists paid their way with a rock each.
Eventually, after years of paying the machine-man a rock every time they crossed the locals got tired of the process and pushed him off the bridge into the Graywater River. To this day you can still hear him demanding tax as you cross the bridge.