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Naples, Fl (PRWEB) January 07, 2013
On January 25, a line of Smart cars will be making a trek from Tampa to Marathon, FL, to raise money for the restoration of Old Seven Mile Bridge. Those looking for the smart place to make a pit stop during the two-day charity drive should take note of the SpringHill Suites Naples Hotel. Located roughly halfway between the starting point and finish line, the hotel in Naples welcomes those driving for such an admirable cause with spacious guest rooms and thoughtful amenities.
Built in the early 1900s, the Old Seven Mile Bridge connected the Florida Keys to the mainland and was known as the Eighth Wonder of the World by many. The engineering marvel overcame a number of obstacles that would challenge designers of today. After its improbable completion, the bridge brought a renaissance period to the bustling ports of Key West. Today, the bridge has fallen into disrepair, but a dedicated group of enthusiasts are attempting to preserve the historical landmark that shaped the landscape of this area of Florida.
The Give Back Tour invites drivers to make the trip from Tampa to Marathon, FL, all while raising money from sponsors and organizations. All proceeds support the Friends of Old Seven, which is a well-known 501(c) 3 organization that pays for the upkeep of Old Seven Mile Bridge.