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the bridge is just another metal bridge but study the significance of this bridge during the early... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
A Sign of the Times

The Edmund Pettus Bridge crosses the Alabama River, on the edge of Selma Alabama. It is a historic... read more

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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the bridge is just another metal bridge but study the significance of this bridge during the early civil rights era. study the meaning of bloody sunday in 1965. read about the final march to the capitol. if you read this history it then brings the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank giuseppe0057
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Edmund Pettus Bridge crosses the Alabama River, on the edge of Selma Alabama. It is a historic bridge that was the centerpiece of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. It is a short bridge that one can transverse by foot with a minimum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day with Ms. T. Dianne Harris - a foot soldier with Dr. King during the Selma to Montgomery march. The walk across the bridge was so meaningful with her. You can find her on Facebook!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an emotionally powerful place to visit. Very brave and committed individuals for their cause faced harm and potential death for the betterment of others. Walk across the bridge and reflect upon what took place here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 272daler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose to walk over the bridge so I could say I walked the path of those who came before me and helped to pave the way so I would be able to vote. Hearing about Bloody Sunday on the bridge in a documentary or history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tamesha O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stood at the base of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and marveled at its small size yet huge impact on civil rights history. I thought of John Lewis. Jimmie Jackson whose killing started the idea of remembering his death when he defended his mother and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gail M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The National Park Service visitor center is helpful if you need a bathroom, otherwise you are going to get more out of walking the bridge and looking back at Selma. See the old buildings along the riverbank on the right. Slaves used to be unloaded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way on our roadtrip to pass by the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which was worth it to see the site of such a major civil rights march and conflict.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gwen B
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We stayed a night in Selma and were honored to walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Quite the historical filled walk back in time. If in the area, I would encourage you to do so. We took a several hour detour to do so.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We decided to make a stop in Selma to stand on this bridge and to be reminded of the historic moment. Selma's high street is very quaint, peaceful and clean. The bridge dominates the town and the nearby tourist information is nearby. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Melissa S
August 21, 2018|
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Response from EdS67 | Reviewed this property |
You may be describing the Old Live Oak Cemetery in Selma. Here is a Review from Trip Advisor: "This is one of the prettiest places n Selma. The huge Live Oak trees give it a very serene and peaceful atmosphere. There are... More
May 16, 2018|
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Response from shane c | Reviewed this property |
If no mobility concerns it should take ten minutes back and forth but really emotional to be honest and stood on the bridge for quite some time. Also be aware there is not a lot of space on the side to walk . It's safe but... More
April 5, 2017|
Response from RachelSpahr | Reviewed this property |
It's all free parking. No meters or pay to park parking lots. They do have assigned parking spaces for certain restaurants or stores along Broad Street or hourly parking. If your question is in regards to the bridge, there... More