Scaffolding placed atop Washington Monument

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1368657570&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4058770&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1368657570 type=script]WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIAT) — Crews finished putting up the scaffolding on the Washington Monument on Wednesday – 555 feet off the ground.

Now, repair work to the marble plates and stonework will begin.

The tourist attraction has been closed since it was damaged in a 2011 earthquake.

The restoration project is expected to cost about $15 million.

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