The Pettus Bridge was the site of Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965), where state and local lawmen attacked civil rights demonstrators who were attempting to march from Selma to the state capital Montgomery. Named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a Confederate brigadier general and U.S. Senator, the bridge carries U.S. Route 80 over the Alabama River and is part of the Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail.
Library of Congress Control Number
LC-DIG-highsm-07312 (original digital file)