A projected cost for the restoration of Boardman Bridge is in the works.

WMC Engineering Consultants has given New Milford an estimate of $2.6 million, with $1.3 million of that amount for painting and containment of sandblasting.

Some sections of the metalwork of the bridge would have to be removed and replaced, accounting for a cost of $137,500. Repairing and repointing the masonry is also included in the estimate.

Private donations have been made toward the restoration, amounting to several thousand dollars, Mayor Pat Murphy said.

Murphy is reaching out to state legislators to explore possible programs and grants available for historic bridge renovation.

To donate toward the restoration, send checks to the Finance Department, New Milford Town Hall, 10 Main St., New Milford CT 06776.

On the check memo line, write “Old Boardman Bridge Restoration Account.”