Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Saville Bridge


Saville Bridge
Photo before the 2007 restoration of the bridge.

Photo of Refurbished Saville Bridge after 2007
Marker is scheduled in 2017-2018


Additional Information


Built in 1903 by L.M. Wentzel, this Burr Arch Truss single span bridge is 73 feet long by 17 feet wide, with an interior height of 11 feet 5 inches. The bridge, located in Saville Township near Ickesburg, spans Big Buffalo Creek.  The bridge was totally refurbished in 2007.

Posted on the National Register of Historical Places August 25, 1980  NRHP Ref 80003603 and World Guide to Covered Bridges No. 38-50-07

GPS  40 26.26 N  77 23.77 E      or      40.438054  -77.396134

Directions from Harrisburg

From Interstate 81 (Exit67) take Rt 322/22 aproximately 25 miles to the Exit for Millerstown.  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and enter Millerstown.  Go to the square in the town and turn left onto SR 17. Go approximately 13 miles to Ickesburg.  Continue straight through Ickesburg for approximately 3 miles.  Turn right on Covered Bridge Road.  Saville Bridge crosses Big Buffalo Creek about 0.8 miles up Covered Bridge Road.

Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.