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Washington Monument could reopen this spring

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago October 31, 2013 Oct 31, 2013 Thursday, October 31 2013 October 31, 2013 6:47 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

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.

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