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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. By using our Gettysburg itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Sachs Covered Bridge and other attractions in Gettysburg.
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  • Both armies crossed this historic bridge during the battle. Today it is quite a tranquil place to be.The bridge was designated Pennsylvania's "most historic bridge" in 1938 by the predecessor of the P...  more »
  • This covered bridge is beautiful. you can walk over it. It is very pretty to photograph at sunset. There were even ducks swimming under the bridge and a blue heron there to greet us. The ducks were fr...  more »
  • My wife and I were part of a Mustang Cruise to Gettysburg and one of the early stops was at the Sachs Covered Bridge. Although we had been to Gettysburg numerous times in the past, we did not know abo...  more »
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  • Amazing piece of history, this bridge was crossed by both armies during the Battle of Gettysburg. If you are in the area, this is a must stop. You are not able to drive across the bridge anymore, but it is open to pedestrians.
  • Beautiful scenery. There's cool trails if you look hard enough.
  • This is amazing place to visit little off the beaten path but the bridge is beautiful and has quite the history!
  • Absolutely beautiful and well-kept historical bridge. Off the beaten path, which keeps it a quiet and peaceful place. Considering that there are so few bridges like this left in the United States, it is an important place to take care of and genuinely appreciate. Enjoy!
  • Just beautiful and serene! It is one of my favorite spots to bring visitors!