Sachs Covered Bridge is an important point on the Gettysburg battlefield. The covered, wooden bridge was built around 1854 and spans 30 m (100 ft) over Marsh Creek. During the battle that raged from July 1-3, 1863, both armies crossed the bridge. After the Union victory, the majority of Robert E. Lee's forces retreated over this bridge. The bridge is closed to vehicles, so you can explore the area on foot, immerse yourself in the atmosphere, and read the historical information at the site. If you feel brave, you can take a ghost-hunting tour of the bridge. PutSachs Covered Bridge into our Gettysburg itinerary builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Sachs Covered Bridge reviews
I always enjoying wandering through an old, covered bridge and this one didn't disappoint. It was a little cold that day but we still took our time and walked all around.
I always enjoying wandering through an old, covered bridge and this one didn't disappoint. It was a little cold that day but we still took our time and walked all around. more »
It was such a beautiful fall day when we visited the bridge. It is easy to imagine the history that played out here. Both armies used this bridge. It was a lovely place to meditate and to imagine.
It was such a beautiful fall day when we visited the bridge. It is easy to imagine the history that played out here. Both armies used this bridge. It was a lovely place to meditate and to imagine. more »
Beautiful! Although the bridge had to be reconstructed due to flooding, some of the original beams were used to do so. This place has a history of being very haunted and visited by many in the evening, but who's to say they only come out at night? 😉 There is a path you can walk beside the creek and just enjoy the natural sounds all around. Take some pics for yourself, you might find something in them.
The history dating back before the Civil War. The "washing away". The reconstruction and raising 3 feet. The coolness of the air inside on a hot July day. The echoes of your shoes walking through. The sound of the water going over the dam. Nice job helping a beautiful "touch of the past" remain...for those of us who never got to experience the magic of covered bridges. Beautifully done!
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