Washington, DC – Washington Monument reopening delayed until Friday


Elevator problems in the Washington Monument have delayed it’s reopening until Friday, the National Park Service said. The park service said Tuesday a faulty bearing caused problems with the elevator Saturday morning. NPS estimated earlier this week the monument would reopen Wednesday. “We’re taking advantage of the closure to complete some outstanding maintenance work on the system, including a thorough cleaning of the accumulated dirt and grime on the elevator cab, and adjusting the gap on the car doors,” NPS spokesman Mike Litterst told WTOP. “These are projects that can’t be done while the elevator’s in operation, but which we believe will increase the long term reliability of the system.”


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