Sachs Covered Bridge, Gettysburg

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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. Put Sachs 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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  • The Sachs Covered Bridge was a great site. The truss design was very unique. The restoration and preservation of the bridge is a true testament of the local people and groups to keep history alive  more »
  • My wife and I have been trying to find as many of the surviving covered bridges as we can during sorties from our home in Arlington Virginia. Recently we located the last three remaking in Frederick C...  more »
  • You can't visit Gettysburg without stopping at Sach's Bridge! Research the history of it before you visit, and plan to see it before dark!  more »
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  • It's pretty. It's supposedly haunted. There is a trail off to the one side that leads to an open area with this view of the bridge. There is also plenty of parking at this location on either side of the bridge. You can no longer cross the bridge on anything but foot. Do yourself a favor and look up the lore before you go. It will be more interesting that way.
  • One of my all time favorite places I’ve ever been to. This bridge is very unique. Beautiful and peaceful in the daytime but takes on an eerie feel at night. Lots of paranormal activity and people from all over the world visit to experience it. A little hard to find but a must see.
  • Another wonderful stop if you are visiting Gettysburg. The are rope indentations left from the hangings (don't know what I'm talking about? Go and find out, the history is massive of course!) as well as the majority of its original structures.
  • Great historic spot about five minutes outside Gettysburg for family pictures and/or leisurely summer stroll along a beautiful stream and waterfall backdrop. A perfect location for picnics, wedding pictures, or summer hangout to eat enjoy Rita's or ice cream.
  • We went to the bridge very early in the morning. It was beautiful and there were not a lot of people out there at that time. The sun was just coming up and we got some great pictures. I would recommend taking the time to see the covered bridge if you have time in your travel schedule. I always like to research an area to see what there is to do before we go. You will need several days to see the Gettysburg area. We were there when it was crowded, but they had a lot of reenactments going on.
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