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Details for Benchmark: HO0150

N 37° 12.767 W 112° 56.433 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 5126.89

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

Location:
In WASHINGTON county, UT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
H 5
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Behind the ranger's booth, on the short bridge wall.

Found with sassy13 in good shape.

[Photos:]
photoH5

grabbed on a caching run and a day with the family

Recovered in good condition, as described. GPS (HH-2) co-ordinates N37° 12.792', W112° 56.449'.

[Photos:]
photoH 5 / HO0150
A close-up of the mark, with the GPSr.
photoH 5 / HO0150
A close-up of the mark alone.
photoH 5 / HO0150
A wide view of the general area, looking west.

Watched over by a Desert Bighorn Sheep.

[Photos:]
photoHO0150 USGS H 5 1931
photoHO0150 N
photoHO0150 W

Recovered in good condition as described.
The Ranger would not let us pass his kiosk to approach the mark for a GPSr read or close-up photo.

[Photos:]
photoHO0150 Location
Mark exactly as described

Found before hiking the park.
Thanks for showing.

Went through the tunnel a few times while I was here, finally got a chance at this benchmark - parking was always full.

[Photos:]
photoHO0150 marker

My son found while we were looking over the bridge. In good shape!

Recovered as described. Go early in the morning to avoid the heavier traffic.

[Photos:]
photoH5 at the east end of the Zion long tunnel.

My friend noticed this one and pointed it out to me, knowing I like to hunt for benchmarks. We were in the neighborhood canyoneering.

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photoStumbled upon this benchmark.

didn't have to even get out of the car!

11/22/2003: Found in good condition. WGS84: N37*12.795' x W112*56.455'

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1931 by USGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1931 10.3 MI NE FROM ROCKVILLE. 10.3 MILES NORTHEAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 15 FROM ROCKVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, AT THE CURVED SECTION OF THE BRIDGE APPROACH TO A LONG TUNNEL, 109 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF THE ARCH OF THE TUNNEL, 30 FEET SOUTH OF A ROCK CUT, IN THE TOP OF THE NORTH CONCRETE GUARDRAIL OF THE BRIDGE APPROACH, AND 14 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY. A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STANDARD DISK, STAMPED H 5 1931 5124.
01/01/1982 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1982 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. 11.5 KM (7.15 MI) EAST ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 9 FROM THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS IN SPRINGDALE, IN TOP OF THE CURVED PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST GUARDRAIL OF THE APPROACH BRIDGE TO THE 1.1 MILE TUNNEL, 4.2 METERS (14 FT) NORTHWEST OF THE HIGHWAY CENTERLINE. THE MARK IS 0.9 M ABOVE THE HIGHWAY.
01/01/1988 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1988 (TM) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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