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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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In Humble Appreciation For Civil Rights Heros

We were on our way to Montgomery and knew the one place we wanted to stop was the bridge. What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jodie K
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Seattle, Washington
The entire reason for our stop

I guess you could say it's "just another bridge", but the truth of the matter, is that history was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mjfoster
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Olympia, WA
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to Montgomery and knew the one place we wanted to stop was the bridge. What a humbling experience. We came from the Haynesville side as we were driving in from New Orleans. As you approach the bridge, there is a...More

1  Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess you could say it's "just another bridge", but the truth of the matter, is that history was made here and we wanted to experience it. The civil rights movement had many defining moments and the March across the bridge was one of them....More

2  Thank mjfoster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend going first to the Selma Interpretative Center which is right by the bridge. It’s free and gives you an overview of the marches, plus a good view of the bridge. Then walk over the bridge. I don’t have a vivid imagination but as you...More

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Walking across this bridge has been a lifelong dream of mine. I was a child when Bloody Sunday happened, and I remember watching the television coverage, seeing helpless peaceful people beaten with clubs by the police. My walking across this bridge was very moving, knowing...More

2  Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Before leaving Selma we took the opportunity to walk the Edmund Petty’s Bridge. So much history here and quite sobering to visit the site of the confrontation that was at the center of voting rights. You walk very close to traffic so keep that in...More

1  Thank FlaBikerBob
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Walking over this bridge, which I had seen in so many newsreels, photos, and movies, was still a surprisingly moving experience.

1  Thank STEVEN F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you are viewing this as just a bridge, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are looking at its history of segregation & fighting for equal rights, you will probably be moved, as I was. Seeing this bridge & what it represents to...More

Thank redundantecho
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great experience for my grandson husband and I. My father and mother inlaw enjoyed seeing it for the first time.

Thank Susan B H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I can't describe the feeling you get when you approach this bridge. When you consider the history and realize what it means, it's overwhelming. I honestly can't imagine a time when people of color were so mistreated and to think it happened in my lifetime...More

Thank c685710
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal place to experience my history and to walk in the steps of those who fought and struggled for my rights! Awe inspiring place to reflect on our progress. Humbled...

1  Thank Michael B
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William M
6 April 2017|
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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
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Bobby W
28 June 2015|
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Response from maccogirl | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if there is a time that wouldn't be a good time! We were there between Christmas and New Year's and had very nice weather (surprising us). Make sure you check the hours of the NPS information center there--it is... More
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