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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  • 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.
  • Fun fact. The Sachs Covered Bridge was built around 1854 at a cost of $1,544. On July 1, 1863, the bridge was crossed by the two brigades of the I Corps of the Union Army heading towards Gettysburg. The III Corps also crossed the bridge heading to the Black Horse Tavern. Four days later, the majority of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the bridge after the Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Had some unique experiences there that are common to occur there. However I did not know that at the time. Strong cigar smoke presence.Anytime going to Gettysburg allow yourself a few days to visit. Several for the sights and one for supporting the local stores!
  • Loved this Historical Covered Bridge. Easy to get to, handicapped accessible. Good parking. Bridge in excellent condition.
  • One of the most beautiful parts of the battlefield. It is a bit but if the beaten path, but so worth it! I love the hiking oaths that take you so much closer to the creek! If we get alot of rain, stay clear or be careful, as this area floods very quickly!

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