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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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  • While we were in Gettysburg we took a ride and came upon this beauty. It is an excellent example of the traditional old covered bridges. We took photos but did not cross the bridge although one can if...  more »
  • The bridge is historic and quite attractive. It is a pleasant place for a temporary stop and supposedly haunted. Recently, large spotlights have been set up at the two ends of the bridge and they shin...  more »
  • I don't have anything bad to say about this bridge, but in the end it's just a bridge. Now supposedly it was rebuilt with the same timbers that the soldiers crossed during the battle which is cool. It...  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!