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Northwest PA is home to the only Steel Rib Arches in Pennsylvania. They were built by the same engineer in 1939 and 1940. The Franklin Street Bridge was inspired by two similar bridges recently built in Baltimore, MD. The owners of the Franklin Street Bridge in Titusville, the Crawford County Commissioners, wanted a “signature bridge”, something different than the previous truss design – something new and bold in design. The Engineer, Karl A Miller, being the county engineer for both Crawford and Venango Counties, built another arch nearly identical in size in Oil City the following year.

Both bridges have been recently rehabilitated by PennDOT with new concrete bridge decks and a new paint system.

The Center Street Bridge in Oil City had LED decorative lighting installed and it has been a great night time attraction to the downtown.


The proposed decorative lighting for the Titusville Bridge will be interior lighting that will welcome family, friends and tourists to our community. The lights can be programmed to change colors according to holidays or events. For instance, on Friday's during football season, Titusville could show its Rocket pride by lighting the bridge in Brown and Gold!


Join GTDF and let's see how many times we can virtually walk between the sister bridges in 6 weeks. Every step you take or mile you walk everyday, all day can be logged on the Charity Footprints app or linked to your FitBit. The distance between the sister bridges is 15 miles each way, so let's see how many times we can virtually make it back and forth! And track our progress on the map below!

Make sure to download the Charity Footprints app on your iPhone or Android device to download your miles each day. Or sync your FitBit when you register.

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COMPLETED: 725 miles
TARGET: 9,000 miles
RAISED: $ 775
TARGET: $ 25,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints to support this great cause
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Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Click here to set-up your devices (Fitbit), or download our iOS or Android apps.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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To connect charitable giving with worthy projects and to foster relationships among donors, businesses and organizations that share a commitment to invest in, develop, and strengthen the Greater Titusville area.

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How Your Participation Helps
Your donations will be used toward the purchase and installation of Bridge Lights. Please consider being a part of lighting up our bridge by registering to participate in this virtual race. There are 4 donation tiers to choose from.

$25 - Bright
$50 - Shine
$100 - Radiant
$200 - Brilliant

Click the REGISTER NOW button below, choose your donation, and GET MOVING!!

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What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you have already joined a team, we do not allow switching of team as team's reports data is dependent on team's composition and changing team may affect a team's performance.

If you still want to change your team (like if you joined a team by mistake) or create your own team, please email us at support@charityfootprints.com and we will switch your team.