The Edmund Pettus Bridge Crosses Highway 80 over the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama. In 1940 Edmund Winston Pettus built the bridge. Pettus is a former U.S. Senator and Confederate brigadier general from Alabama. Is a Historic Landmark, Home of March 7, 1965 Bloody Sunday and The Selma to Montgomery marches. The Edmund Pettus Bridge is one of Alabama's finest National Historic Landmarks. Total length: 1,248.1 ft. width: 42.3 ft.