Saucks Covered Bridge, spanning Marsh Creek in Freedom, PA, was built in 1854 for approximately $1,500. It is 100 ft. long and 15 ft. wide and was constructed using oak and pine wood.
During the Civil War years of 1861-1865, soldiers used this bridge to move in and out of Gettysburg with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia retreating over this bridge after their defeat at Gettysburg.
It is owned by Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association and is currently only open to foot traffic.
According to Travel and Leisure, it is ranked #14 of America’s seventeen most beautiful covered bridges.
Saucks Covered Bridge is tucked away from the Battlefield itself but certainly worth the effort to visit. It is beautiful, and the feeling you get visualizing all those young boys and men walking across that bridge to engage or retreat just touches your soul.
As people in the US celebrate a three-day Labor Day weekend, may everyone travel and play safely and have a wonderful end to the summer season. 🙂
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