Photo: The Belmont Center Commuter Rail bridge set for a cleaning in the next days.
One of Belmont’s iconic images will get its first cleaning in its history as the Belmont Center Commuter Rail bridge will undergo a power washing beginning Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18.
The private initiative spurred by former Belmont Selectman Angelo Firenze and the Belmont Citizens Forum – which has been actively collecting private donations for the past several years to pay for the bridge cleaning – should be complete by Wednesday, Aug. 19, according to Town Administrator David Kale who made the announcement to the Board of Selectmen at its Monday, Aug. 17, meeting.
Well-known Belmont landscaping business, Dante Muzzioli Associates, will be performing the work.
The washing will begin “after traffic” abates on Tuesday, and will “do as much as they can” before finishing on Wednesday.
Kale said the private group received permission from the bridge’s owner, the MBTA, and is using volunteer donations to perform the work.