Sachs Covered Bridge, Gettysburg

4.7
Bridge · Tourist Spot
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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  • A local man we met told us of the bridge, it's story, and the ghosts. Didn't have enough nerve to visit at night. Maybe with a group, I might. A nice place for pictures. Try to go to it from the...  more »
  • Pretty cool bridge in a remote spot. Can no longer cross with vehicle but can walk across. Sunset is best time to photograph. Has a cute pond and dam below it.  more »
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  • My family loves it here and it's a great place to spend a few hours. During the summer we like to soak our feet in the stream below the dam and the kids play in the water. Don't forget your bring the pups, they need cool off too!
  • I’ve only had the nerve to visit during the day before realizing the significance of this bridge and all the history. Very serene - some people were fishing others were down stream in the shade just enjoying the location. A must see since it’s so famous

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