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The Sachs Covered Bridge is definitely a Pennsylvania hidden gem! While on a trip touring the Gettysburg Countryside, I had a bartender at a winery spot the DSLR dangling from neck and tell me how I just HAD to go to the Sachs Covered Bridge. Clueless on what this gentleman was rambling on about, I did what anyone would do. I pulled out my iphone and searched Instagram to see if The Sachs Covered Bridge was indeed Instaworthy!
Once I was flooded with the most gorgeous photos I had ever laid eyes on, I made sure to tip the bartender graciously for this fabulous photography tip and my husband and I made the 5 minute trek to the Sachs Covered Bridge.
Crowned Pennsylvania's most historic bridge in 1938 by the highway department, the Sachs Covered Bridge claims to be the state of Pennsylvania's most visited bridge. Judging by its vibrant beauty, I definitely see the appeal and draw the Sachs Covered Bridge holds on tourists.
Just a few miles from Gettysburg Military Park, The Sachs Covered Bridge was built in 1852 under the direction of David Stoner. Spanning Marsh Creek, the bridge saw plenty of activity in July, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Crossed by two brigades of the Union soldiers before the battle, the bridge also aided the retreating Confederate troops of Robert E. Lee.
Neat stuff if you ask me!
Because of The Sachs Covered Bridges reputation as a Confederate gallows, superstitious bridge visitors claimed to have encountered ghostly apparitions, felt cold spots on the bridge, smelled General Lee's pipe smoke and witnessed specters dressed in Confederate uniforms.
The Sachs Covered Bridge is also said to have been the site of a triple hanging of three Confederate soldiers that deserted the army. Rumors circulate that the spirits of these three men have been caught in photographs.
Of course, since we made our visit during daylight hours, no respectable ghost appeared for us. For all of you ghost hunters, I would recommend waiting until dark here on Waterworks Road for a memorable meeting of the mysterious dead.
This Pennsylvania landmark is owned by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association and can be found on Waterworks Road in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Best part of all? No admission cost. Totally Free!
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6/19/2017 12:35:21 pm
I love covered bridges! There are a whole bunch near our condo in New Hampshire and we love driving through them.
6/19/2017 12:40:30 pm
It would be nice to see this in person! It is stunning and it's definitely a historical landmark that people should take good care of.
When I first saw the bridge I thought of the book Bridges of Madison County. Many years ago my boyfriend's (now husband) mother let me borrow her book for the plane ride back to Texas, it was that book. :) Anyway, there's a red covered bridge on the cover of the book.
6/19/2017 02:02:30 pm
This is beautiful! I love the history behind it as well. It is always fun to find little hidden gems like this when traveling.
6/19/2017 04:19:10 pm
I have never to been to Pennsylvania, but I have always wanted to visit. I'm a history fanatic!
6/20/2017 06:40:35 am
Wow that is such a sight, I'm so glad you made the trip there x
6/20/2017 08:25:00 am
That's awesome! I would love to go there and see it. It's really beautiful and I'm sure it's packed with so much history. It would be nice to explore the area too.
6/20/2017 11:46:21 am
This bridge is definitely Instagram worthy. I would be curious to see if the ghosts come out to pose for pictures after dark.
6/20/2017 11:46:23 am
So beautiful. I would love to see and explore, I love looking at places like this. Old and beautiful. Lots to see.
6/20/2017 12:08:14 pm
Wow it's so pretty! I would love to take my whole family here and get family pictures! It would be the perfect back drop!
6/20/2017 04:50:17 pm
That covered bridge is definitely Instagram worthy! I would love to go visit Gettysburg and see these kinds of sights.
6/20/2017 09:01:35 pm
I totally love the scenery colors, especially the bridge. Everything looks so peaceful. I would love to visit someday
6/21/2017 10:19:31 am
I saw another blogger mention Gettysburg earlier which had my interest piqued and this landmark is beautiful. I had a friend who went to uni with me that was originally from Pennsylvania, the bridge is stunning x
6/21/2017 08:51:26 pm
Wow this is so lovely. I absolutely love those photos. The Sachs Covered Bridge sounds really awesome.
6/21/2017 09:48:11 pm
Gettysburg is not that far away from where I live in NJ. I need to get here. This bridge is like something out of a film.
6/22/2017 09:58:23 am
This looks like such a pretty place. I love learning about interesting, historical places.
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