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Edmund Pettus Bridge

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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
Phone Number: 3344180800

Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers...

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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Historic but narrow sidewalks!

We took our three children on a Sunday afternoon. We parked in the downtown Selma area and walked across the bridge and back. It is an amazing historic must see but the sidewalks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Burke, Virginia
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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our three children on a Sunday afternoon. We parked in the downtown Selma area and walked across the bridge and back. It is an amazing historic must see but the sidewalks are very narrow and the cars are driving by at 50mph! It made us a little nervous...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Selma to specifically walk over this bridge and to try to envision what it was like to see a line of policeman who were lined up and ready to pummel all the marchers...myself included.

Thank WanderingBob2016
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I have crossed the Edmond Pettus bridge many times. Still, I made an attempt to learn as much as I could about the voters rights march and the events that lead up to it. This bridge is interesting when you drive into Selma and crest the bridge you see a quaint historic downtown. When you learn its history and reverse... More 

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We stayed right near this bridge and crossed it to get to our hotel. It's just a bridge, but you have to put yourself back in time and think of the brave men and women marching across this bridge for such an important cause. The side view of the bridge is a great picture.

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Sarpsborg, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

To walk this bridge, knowing what happened there, sent shivers down my spine.... Have a look at the memorial on the opposite side of it, from Selma, as well.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The young lady in the gift shop was very friendly and helpful with informative buss in the yard for great pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This was an exceptional experience! Seeing and walking across the bridge cannot be put into words. I'd suggest that everyone go to the Selma Interpretive Center as a part of this visit. I was surprised that there wasn't more of an effort to promote and actively tell the story and role that Selma played in American history and the on-going... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely astounded by our visit to this pillar in American history. Walking the bridge allowed me to just imagine the courage it took for the civil rights crusaders to risk it all for equality for all. If you are ever in the area, you must take 30 minutes to walk in the steps of brave Americans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Visiting this site is important and meaningful BUT there isn't much there. The NPS facility on the corner is undergoing a major addition but at this point it is very disappointing. The town itself looks very impoverished and unappealing. Worth a visit but even though we drove 1 hour out of our way to see this, I couldn't justify recommending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I visited this sight with my sons with ages from 8 to 20. They now understand that people were hurt on that bridge for our rights. We actually walked the bridge and talked about what happen when the marchers crossed the bridge. It was great as other families were there teaching their kids. They could Identify with the movie Selma... More 

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