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7 Souvenirs of August

Details for Benchmark: NF0406

N 42° 46.533 W 085° 27.400 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 716.2

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In KENT county, MI View Original Datasheet
Designation:
J 167 RESET
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
abutments and piers of large bridges
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Found it 10/4/2007 The Macho Homemaker found NF0406   Visit Log
N 42° 46.533 W 085° 27.396
Still here. Bridge still hasn't floated downstream.

Garmin GPSmap 60CSx, average of 500 samples, +/- 8'

Found it 3/11/2007 A tapeworm found NF0406   Visit Log
Still there - no one moved the bridge.
Found it 11/25/2006 bosmatj found NF0406   Visit Log
N 42° 46.532 W 085° 27.401
Recovered in Good Condition. Witness post is at bridge abutment.
[Photos:]
photoarea picture
photocloseup of benchmark
photogps in pic

Documented History (by the NGS)

1/1/1968 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 7.6 MI SW FROM MC CORDS. 0.8 MILE WEST ALONG THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILWAY FROM THE CROSSING OF MC CORDS AVENUE AT MC CORDS, THENCE 6.8 MILES SOUTH ALONG WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE, ABOUT 0.45 MILE NORTH OF THE BARRY-KENT COUNTY LINE, IN SECTION 35, T 5 N, R 10 W, IN CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, SET IN THE TOP OF THE NORTHEAST SLOPE WALL OF THE NORTH ABUTMENT OF A 123 FOOT CONCRETE BRIDGE CARRYING WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE OVER THE COLDWATER RIVER.
1/1/1985 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1985 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
1/1/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (HAN) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
1/1/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (ARO) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
5/31/1995 by MI-081 (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY KENT COUNTY MICHIGAN 1995 (HH) IN SECTION 35 T5N, R10W, CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP ABOUT 0.45 MILES (0.72 KM) NORTH OF THE BARRY-KENT COUNTY LINE. NORTH OF COLDWATER RIVER AND EAST OF WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE. I-96 AND CASCADE ROAD (EXIT 40) , TRAVEL EASTERLY 6.8 MILES (10.9 KM) ALONG CASCADE ROAD TO WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE SOUTH, 8.2 MILES (13.2 KM) TO BRIDGE CROSSING COLDWATER RIVER. THIS EXIT APPROXIMATELY 6.5 MILES (10.5 KM) SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG I-196 AND I-96 FROM DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS. SET IN THE NORTHEAST SLOPE WALL OF THE NORTH ABUTMENT OF A 123.3 FEET (37.6 M) BRIDGE ON WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE CROSSING THE COLDWATER RIVER, 1 FOOT (0.3 M) EAST OF EAST BRIDGE RAIL. IT WOULD BE DIFFCULT TO SET A TRIPOD OVER THE POINT.
5/31/1995 by MI-081 (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY KENT COUNTY MICHIGAN 1995 (HH) STATION IS LOCATED IN SECTION 35, T-5-N, R-10-W, CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP. IT IS ABOUT 0.45 MI (0.72 KM) NORTH OF THE BARRY - KENT COUNTY LINE, NORTH SIDE OF THE COLDWATER RIVER AND EAST OF WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 96 AND CASCADE ROAD (EXIT 40) OFF I-96, (WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 6.5 MI (10.5 KM) SOUTHEAST OF DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS) , TRAVEL EASTERLY FOR 6.8 MI (10.9 KM) ALONG CASCADE ROAD TO WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE. GO SOUTH ON WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE FOR 8.2 MI (13.2 KM) TO BRIDGE CROSSING THE COLDWATER RIVER, IN THE TOP OF THE NORTHEAST SLOPE WALL OF THE NORTH ABUTMENT OF THE 123.3 FT (37.6 M) CONCRETE BRIDGE ON WHITNEYVILLE AVENUE CROSSING THE COLDWATER RIVER, 1.0 FT (0.3 M) EAST OF THE EAST BRIDGE RAIL.
10/9/1999 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1999 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.) The vertical order pertains to the superseded datum.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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