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Engineers seek source of WV Capitol water damage

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp A portable scaffolding is high up on the wall of the Capitol rotunda.

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Kenny Kemp
A portable scaffolding is high up on the wall of the Capitol rotunda.

CHARLESTON, W.Va — Consulting engineers are continuing to try to pinpoint the source of a water leak that has caused significant damage to one of the panels on the interior dome of the state Capitol.

Last month, the state hired WDP & Associates of Charlottesville, Virginia, a consulting engineering firm that specializes in investigating structural problems, to assess the situation.

“They’re going to finish at the end of the month, and then they’ll put together their findings to General Services, and at that point, we’ll know what we’re looking at,” Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Holley Brown said Thursday.

After first erecting scaffolding on the roof of the main Capitol to examine the east side of the Capitol dome exterior, WDP employees have installed a suspended scaffold platform inside the Capitol dome…

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