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Edmund Pettus Bridge

Identification

Edmund Pettus Bridge
355374

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
steel
modernism

Usages

vehicle traffic

Facts

  • This is the western terminus of the Selma-to-Montgomery March National Historic Trail and All-American Road.
  • On March 7, 1965, this was the location of the infamous "Bloody Sunday," during the American Civil Rights Movement. This incident resulted in some 600 civil rights marchers being beaten and or arrested by law enforcement. The incident subsequently served as a catalyst for President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Location

U.S. Highway 80 spanning the Alabama River
Selma
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1,248.05 ft
42.32 ft
1940
2007

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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