Washington Monument will reopen Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will reopen 9 a.m. Tuesday after technicians completed repairs to the elevator, which has been out of service since Saturday morning.

The source of the problem was traced to a faulty computer chip on the elevator control board that had to be replaced and reprogrammed.

The National Park Service is in the process of awarding a contract to fully assess all components of the elevator system at the Washington Monument.

The modernization plan, expected to be delivered by early summer, will make recommendations for any needed upgrades that will increase the elevator’s lifespan.

The monument closed on Saturday after power issues with the elevator were detected that morning. Similar problems shut down the monument twice in one week at the end of March and beginning of April.

The power supply issue was discovered before the monument was set to open on Saturday morning. No one was inside the elevator or stuck at the top of the structure.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

© 2016 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.

Federal News Network Logo

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up