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The Golden Gate overpass from start to finish

An artist's conception of the overpass at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road.

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An artist's conception of the overpass at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road.

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  • An artist's conception of the overpass at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road.
  • Traffic at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road before the construction of the overpass.
  • An artist's conception of the overpass at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road.
  • Workers clear trees and shrubs near the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road in preparation for the new overpass in September of 2004.  The Naples City Council is considering suing Collier County over the construction of the overpass.
  • Work crews from Better Roads, Inc. repave a section of roadway after digging up the median on Airport Road just south of Golden Gate Parkway to shift traffic lanes in August of 2005 and assist in the relocation of the primary water main for the city of Naples.
  • Pilars from the overpass that is being built at the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road stand against the night sky just after sunset on in January of 2006. The few firms doing road work in Collier County are stretched thin causing the Florida Department of Transportation to evaluate ways of bringing in contractors from out of the area.
  • The overpass at the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway and Airport Road is under construction, as shown in March of 2006.
  • The overpass at the intersection of Golden Gate Parkway and Airport Road is under construction, as shown in March of 2006.
  • Workers prepare to install a girder on the west side of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
  • Steel girders of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass glow in the late afternoon sunlight in November 2006 as construction workers labor to complete the project .
  • Magnum Construction Management, the contractor for the overpass project at Golden Gate Parkway and Airport-Pulling Road, shown here in November 2006 looking west, says it is hoping that lanes will be open to the motoring public in March and the whole project done by July or August. Commissioners vented their frustration on Tuesday, noting that the Golden Gate Parkway Interstate 75 interchange is going to open up months before the overpass. The contractor said it is still unknown whether muck underneath a wall that is partially built on the northwest quadrant of the overpass will cause further delays.
  • Noel Delaphena, left, and Gean Ortiz, right, both laborers with Ken Technologies, dig a trench to run wiring for traffic signals at sight of the new overpass at the corner of Golden Gate Parkway and Airport Pulling Road on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. The new overpass is set to open Wednesday, July 25.
  • Workers spend the morning finishing the concrete exterior of the overpass at the corner of Golden Gate Parkway and Airport Pulling Road on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for next week in celebration of finishing the project, which has been under construction since September of 2004.
  • The Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Wednesday, July 18, 2007.
  • One of the 198 streetlights on the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road.
  • A detailed design on the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, July 19, 2007.
  • Stones were used as part of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, July 19, 2007.
  • A detailed design on the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, July 19, 2007.
  • A detailed design underneath the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, July 19, 2007.
  • The Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, July 19, 2007.
  • Underneath the Golden Gate Parkway overpass at Airport-Pulling Road on Thursday, July 19, 2007.

See the progress of the construction of the Golden Gate overpass at Airport-Pulling Road from when it started construction in 2004 until its completion in 2007.

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