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Sachs Covered Bridge

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Address: Waterworks Road (TR 509/TR 405), Gettysburg, PA 17325
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+1 717-334-6274

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perfect photo op

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
York. PA

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York. PA
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87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 one desired.

Thank drs1231
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 shine brightly after dark. These do not enhance the atmosphere in my opinion.

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Greenwood, Missouri
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70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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's a shame that so many people have marked on the wood and carved things in to the wood. We did do an... More 

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Central Pennsylvania
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330 reviews
147 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

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 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Department of Highways. What makes visiting this long and unusual bridge even better is the bucolic setting of the Marsh Creek. Allow about... More 

Thank Cakes77
Exeter, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 friendly yet wild but walked right up to me. They were obviously fed by some folks. Nice quiet peaceful place with a beautiful... More 

1 Thank Tami R
Aberdeen, Maryland
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 about the bridge. It is about a 1/4 mile off the main paved road and cannot be seen from the main... More 

Thank Bruce W
Amissville, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I recommend this place with a paranormal investigator so you can really experience the haunting here. The bridge is very spooky and the history is very heavy. I did not see it in the day but would recommend seeing it.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My family lived near this bridge for many, many years. We've enjoyed its beauty in every season and every time of day. It's always been a favorite place to walk, fish, and skip stones in the creek. I don't believe in ghosts and in over 20 years of my own residency in the area never saw anything remotely ghostly. Actually... More 

2 Thank LisaJane222
Westminster, Maryland
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because it was a "must see" but in all reality it's just a bridge. I didn't have high expectations, but it's honestly just a bridge. It photographs well. While we were there some people were fishing and walking about.

1 Thank Cmshires
Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It is a good stop to view this historical place and take a few pictures. I recommend a short visit. Is it haunted? some people believe it is.

1 Thank Ang0427

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