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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Selma
Type: Historic Sites, Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: On “Bloody Sunday” March 7, 1965 , 600 protesters gathered in Selma . They were going to march for their rights on U.S 80 to the state capital in... more »
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was a humbling moment to drive across a bridge that means so much in American history. Just to see the big sign with Edmund Pettus Bridge made me think of the blood and tears that were shed for my freedom and rights. Thanks to all who cared enough to stand firm and give their lives.

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I particularly chose to travel 110 mile round trip from Montgomery to Selma to visit the civil rights museums there but firstly, they were shut without our guidebook saying so, but when we did get there, although Selma is extremely interesting, we found it to be the first and only place on a lengthy tour of the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am disappointed that this bridge was not important enough to close it and make it a memorial . Never the less it was so touching to just imagine that hundreds of individuals loss their life fighting for my right to be able to vote today! We also visited the Civil rights museum at the bottom of the bridge and... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The last two years on our return trip from Georgia, my wife and I always take time to view the bridge. There are so many opportunities to view and ponder its significance in '67.

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Brier, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It is a bridge, so there is not much to say there. But its significance it enormous. Just walking across it was a moving experience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

No matter your view on the events of this bridge it is a piece of our history and worth a visit. There is a place to park on your way into the city to the side as you approach the bridge with a memorial present. Across the street from the bridge on the city side is a national park visitor... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

What can you say, to see where history was made, where our mother, fathers, sister, bothers, aunts, uncles, grand parent, crossed to face police brutality, dogs, water hose. all for the cause of Freedom and the right that other take for granted. I have to say, visiting Selma is like time stood still, you will feel as if you were... More

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Champaign, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I see that the bridge is still being well maintained and in some circles the bridge is known as "THE BRIDGE OF BLOODY SUNDAY."

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This bridge has bad mana - when I stopped in Selma I knew I had seen the bridge before, but couldn't place why it had made me feel so uneasy. The historic marker told me why, this is the site of the Bloody Sunday attack in March 1965 when cops beat the civil rights marchers. I had seen pictures and... More

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Selma, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is the symbol for Selma--much like the Statue of Liberty is for New York City or the Coliseum is for Rome. It is not only historic but is a beautiful structure. The bridge at sunset is extraordinary and there are numerous places along the Alabama River that are a photographer's dream for great pictures of the... More

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