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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sachs Covered Bridge

 
 
Sachs Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Sachs Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Located just SE of here on the intersecting road. Built in 1852 by David S. Stoner, this lattice-truss bridge (based on a design patented by Connecticut architect Ithiel Town) extends 100 feet across Marsh Creek. Both Union and Confederate troops used it in 1863. Closed to automobiles after 1968, it suffered flood damage in 1996 but was restored by Adams County as a scenic bridge.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.914′ N, 77° 16.749′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pumping Station Road (Pennsylvania Route 3005) and Waterworks Road, on the right when traveling east on Pumping Station Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Sach's Covered Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); "...the most historic covered bridge in Pennyslvania..." (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Helicopter Landing Pad (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Guest House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Guest House Railings
Sachs Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Sachs Covered Bridge Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Follow in the Footsteps (approx. 0.9 miles away); Secret Service Office (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pond (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
The Sachs Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. The Sachs Bridge
Sachs Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Sachs Covered Bridge
Seen from the modern bridge over Marsh Creek.
Interior of the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
5. Interior of the Bridge
The steel beams are well camouflaged by the wood work.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,937 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on June 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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