Sachs Covered Bridge
While your group is in Gettysburg, you should consider checking out the Sachs Covered Bridge. The bridge was built in 1852 at a cost of $1,544. The bridge was crossed by the two brigades of the I Corps of the Union Army heading towards Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. The III Corps also crossed the bridge heading to the Black Horse Tavern. On July 5, 1863, the majority of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the covered bridge after the Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Sachs Covered Bridge is a Town truss covered bridge. The location was originally known as Sauck’s Bridge. The truss design was developed by Ithiel Town of Connecticut. It consists of wooden beams crisscrossed to form a lattice. There is no vehicular traffic on the bridge but is used by pedestrians. This well-known covered bridge is located near the Gettysburg Battlefield Monument and the Eisenhower home. Sachs Covered Bridge is a favorite location for ghost hunters, late-nighters, re-enactors, and those individuals who like to fish.
The Sachs Covered Bridge is more than a charming artifact. As guests are standing on the bridge, they can imagine the caissons and cannon rumbling over the wooden planks. The location was preserved by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Group members will enjoy the intricate lattice design as well as other architectural features in the course of the visit. This area is a must-see for visitors of all ages.