Washington Monument could reopen this spring
WASHINGTON- The Washington monument could reopen to tourists by the spring as work to repair winds down.
It was damaged in an earthquake in August of 2011.
Crews will begin removing scaffolding in less than two weeks.
The scaffolding was erected so crews could patch the stonework in more than 150 places and the cracks at the top of the monument.
It'll take about three-months to remove all the scaffolding.
The National Park Service says the repairs are expected cost about $15-million.