Sach's Covered Bridge

Sach's Covered Bridge (HM552)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.851', W 77° 16.56'

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The Sachs Bridge, built in 1852 by David S. Stoner, is one of the few remaining bridges built using Connecticut architect Ithiel Town's lattice system of support trusses. Part of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began its retreat to Virginia by crossing the bridge after the Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. In 1938, the Pennsylvania Highway Department determined that the Sachs Bridge was the most historic covered bridge in the state. It was closed to traffic in 1968 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Floodwaters swept it from its abutments on June 19, 1996. The County of Adams rehabilitated the bridge by supporting its trusses with steel beams and by raising its elevation three feet.
HM NumberHM552
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 305139 N 4407761
Decimal Degrees39.79751667, -77.27600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.851', W 77° 16.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 51.06" N, 77° 16' 33.60" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Waterworks Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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