NAPLES, Fla.- Crews began tearing up the Naples Pier on Monday as part of a $1.5 million renovation.
It’s the fifth renovation for the 126-year-old pier.
Construction crews will replace the rotting wood and rusty nails, putting down an all-new deck.
The deck is being constructed in 30-foot sections in Fort Myers and then will be put on a barge and brought down to Naples.
The renovation also includes new bathrooms and a family changing room. The work is expected to be completed by the end of October.
You can also purchase a souvenir piece of the historic pier. Individuals interested in obtaining a souvenir plank may contact Community Services at 239-213-7120. The cost for each 12-inch to 18-inch plank will be $100. It will be specially branded to represent the city of Naples. The city expects to sell about one thousand of them, with proceeds going toward the bathroom and pier renovations.
Mayor John Sorey says the last major renovation was about 20 years ago.