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Details for Benchmark: BM0902

N 30° 26.938 W 097° 38.415 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In TRAVIS county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
AUSTIN BROWNSV FT WORTH AWY 34
Marker Type:
airway beacon
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Original airway tower no longer there. This benchmark was last verified in 1944 folks.

Couldn't find. I suspect it got destroyed when they built the new Seton Medical Facility on this site.

Note -- the photos shown are all of a modern cell phone tower, and not the airway beacon on a 50ft square tower that used to be here.

Things that once were are now lost.
This should probably be marked as "destroyed" rather than "found".

I have run out of nearby caches so am now starting to find benchmarks. This one is still there!

Easy find, the tower is now a single tapered pipe, but the coordinates are close enough to get you there. Thanks, Fort Rectus

Easy find. Wanted to go to the base of the tower, but it was on a Pvt. Road.

Yote

[Photos:]
photoBM0902

This is our first benchmark to find. The coorinates were a little off but after reading the paper and turning around we saw the tower. We found the benchmark at 8:50 P.M.

[Photos:]
photoTower
It is a tower

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (CAS) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE REVOLVING WHITE LIGHT OF AIRWAY BEACON NO. 34 ON THE BROWNSVILLE-FORT WORTH AIRWAY. THE LIGHT IS ON A STANDARD SQUARE 50-FOOT SKELETON STEEL TOWER. THE TWO RED COURSE LIGHT FLASH H. THE BEACON IS ABOUT 14 MILES NNE OF AUSTIN AND ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NW OF PFLUGERVILLE. THE STATION WAS NOT VISITED FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION.
01/01/1944 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JM) AUSTIN-BROWNSVILLE-FT. WORTH AIRWAY BEACON NO. 34 IS NOW NO. 36 AND IS STILL STANDING.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in February 1996.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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