The Light At The End Of The Bridge

Jane Neill-Hancock

Wayne, United States

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taken on a very bright day – obviously, since you can not see the landscape beyond the end of the bridge!

The Sachs Covered Bridge also known as Sauck’s Covered Bridge and Waterworks Covered Bridge, is a 100-foot, Town truss covered bridge over Marsh Creek between Cumberland and Freedom Townships, Adams County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The bridge was also known as the Sauches Covered Bridge at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is located in the Gettysburg National Military Park and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

During the American Civil War, both the Union and Confederate Armies used the bridge in the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath.

The bridge was designated Pennsylvania’s “most historic bridge” in 1938.

The Sachs Covered Bridge was built around 1854 at a cost of $1,544. On July 1, 1863, the bridge was crossed by the two brigades of the I Corps of the Union Army heading towards Gettysburg. The III Corps also crossed the bridge heading to the Black Horse Tavern. Four days later, the majority of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the bridge after the Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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