Sach’s Bridge – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Atlas Obscura

Sach’s Bridge

This covered bridge was used by both Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. 

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This historic covered bridge built in 1852, was used by both Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Union Forces crossed on July 1st and Confederate Troops fled the battle on July 4th.

According to local folklore, three Confederates were hung as spies from the beams of the bridge, and have been said to haunt the bridge ever since

Designated as Pennsylvania’s “most historic bridge” in 1938, it is also registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by David Stoner for $1,544, this 100-foot long and 15-foot wide bridge crosses over Marsh Creek and is a beautiful place for a walk and picnic. 

Know Before You Go

This bridge can be found on Pumping Station Road in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Unable to drive across but a great location for a short walk. A wheelchair-accessible ramp is located next to the parking area on the northern end of the bridge, at GPS coordinates 39.79756, -77.27577, where Waterworks Road dead-ends at the bridge.

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