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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
Description: Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March...
Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
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A quick stop but such a big impact!

It was very inspiring to be able to see the bridge up close and even walk on it, although you have to be careful if you want to walk over the bridge since there is a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Hapeville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There was nothing bad to say, are you serious? I was so amazed to be able to walk over the bridge and meet so many people that walked over this bridge back in 1965. people that still to this day come every year to march over the Edmund Pettius Bridge on bloody sunday. It's an honor!!!!!

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was very inspiring to be able to see the bridge up close and even walk on it, although you have to be careful if you want to walk over the bridge since there is a lot of traffic passing by fast and the sidewalk is not that big. We came in from the east, so we just parked over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A memorable experience to see and walk this famous bridge! The day we visited, the weather was cold and a bit windy. The area seemed forgotten by the residents. Can be a beautiful downtown! Needs TLC! We are hopeful there will be an infusion of capital to keep Selma a destination point for all those interested in Civil and voting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

There are so many bridge metaphors I could list but I'll just let you think about what they represent: progress forward, a path or retreat, something you don't want to burn because you might need to cross again, and more! I crossed the bridge on March 8, 2015 during the Jubilee. Wow! Incredible coming together of thousands of people to... More 

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Ontario, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is a park-monument kind beside the bridge on the north side. It extends under the bridge but be prepared to see the most desolate, dirty and abandoned place! I think is not even safe to wonder beyond the sculptures at the main entrance. Just read what the plaques say and leave!

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not many places in the US where you can walk in the footsteps of those who've gone before you....here you can. Do it.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am so glad we made the trip to Selma for the 50th Anniversary for Bloody Sunday. We were not sure what to expect, but the bridge and Selma's downtown area allows you to step back into time. Marching across the bridge gave my family a better sense of what the original protestors experienced. This trip is a must for... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Before I begin, this bridge can't really be "rated"; I rated it five "Owl Eyes" because being here to behold it all took the breath out of my body. As I took pictures around Selma, my heart skipped beats as I got closer here. Most people know what this bridge represents. It's a short bridge that only takes several minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Historic bridge that everyone should learn about! Informative interpretive signage. The bridge should keep its name so we can learn from our mistakes.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Drove over from Montgomery so saw the reverse initial view. Came across as austere and quite ordinary, though challenging in its steep rise. Eerie in a forbidding way and actually easy to imagine the terrible tensions all those years ago

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