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Details for Benchmark: HS3240

N 37° 17.517 W 121° 52.817 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 146.9

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

Location:
In SANTA CLARA county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
N 1122
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Found it after finding the nearby geocache, GC1BH8F Tribute to Toot Toot. Note that there is also a old civil defense siren nearby!

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photoBenchmark at Curtner and Almaden
SE corner of the bridge sidewalk.

I was nearby for the Toot Toot cache and spotted this BM too.

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photoThe BM

Found while picking up Toot Toot. Grabbed a picture

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photoimage

Found it looking for Toot Toot. I didn't find the cache but at least I can log this benchmark.

found this a while back but am finally figuring out how to log it. found it because of the cache nearby.

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photo1st benchmark
photo1st benchmark

Thanks toot toot!

I found this benchmark right away while searching for the Tribute to Toot Toot cache. It took me a few minutes longer to find the cache. My first benchmark!

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photoBenchmark near Tribute To Toot Toot....my first!

Found while searching for a cache in area with wa11acew.

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photomy first benchmark
photoMy first benchmark

Found while searching for "Tribute to Toot Toot" which was a DNF for us. But succeeded in finding this.

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photoHS3240

Found 19-July-2013 21:40L, while out looking for a nearby cache. Never did find the cache, but I did find this benchmark, labeled "BM 1047" in white paint.

Found wile looking for a nearby geocache.

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photoIMG_0199

Found this benchmark today while getting a few caches in. It's my first benchmark, and I'll surely be on the lookout for more now that I know about them!

11/24/2011 17:49

Had to make a quick run to the store for ice cream. This BM was nearby.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Peace

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photoLate night photo

yay

N 37° 17.528 W 121° 52.835

Found Benchmark then found Cache GC1BH8F about 3-4 feet away.

Traffic is very busy so being stealthy hunting for GC will be very difficult. Not to mention hazardous to GCer. Be careful.

Coords are for GC1BH8F.

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photoBenchmark N1122
You don't see them, but cars are zooming all around you.

Found the Benchmark

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photoHere it is

Easy to spot with the paint around it.

Yep, there it is.

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photoBenchmark HS3240 in Willow Glen, CA

My first benchmark. Out with HaHa 512

This one is what I call a "gimme"!

2:50PM - noted this BM, from comments in geocache GC1BH8F. Condition of marker is hard to read from paint sprayed around it.

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photoHS3240
New white spray paint, making it look different from earlier photos.

Found while getting the nearby geocache.

It's in good condition.

This is a very busy corner...

found this while caching.

Found it while Tooting I mean finding Tribute to Toot Toot cache.

Found this near Tribute to Toot Toot.

Even though it was getting dark I found this before the nearby cache.

Still in good shape.

Found in good condition!

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photoHPIM2744

In great condition and easy to find.

located.

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photo0531081836a

yes, walruz is right, this one will hold...........for a long, long, time. had to step over this one to get the nearby cache. i just couldn't pass it up.

Got this one while looking for the cache in the area.

This sweetie ain't goin' anywhere.

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photoBlinked!

Easy find on a busy street.

Found a nearby geocache and then this benchmark.

I was in the area for a cache and found myself driving right past this. It was a quick find and seems in good condition.

Lots of traffic in the area at 5:15 pm

Saw this one from the car. Drove by a few more times to verify it's existence and looked it up here.

I used Jim and Jeanette's coordinates and found it without even a description. Pretty easy find with the spraypaint.

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photoHS3240

Found it. Coordinates where pretty good. no problem finding.

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photoThe Benchmark
N 37° 17.529 W 121° 52.834

Found it too. Yes, pink paint around it. My coordinates were a little different

Found this benchmark with relative ease. The coordinates are pretty good. Daughter was sleeping and not very interested.

[Photos:]
photoThe Benchmark
The mark itself, dirty, but readable. Circled in pink spraypaint.
photoThe Road
The road (Curtner) and bridge
photoCivil alarm
The civil defense alarm at the intersection, about 10 feet from the benchmark.
photoCD Logo
Civil Defense Logo.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 3.1 MI S FROM SAN JOSE. 2.2 MILES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT SAN JOSE, THENCE 0.9 MILE SOUTH ALONG ALMADEN ROAD, AT THE INTERSECTION OF CURNTER AVENUE AND ALMADEN EXPRESS WAY, IN TOP OF THE SOUTH END OF THE EAST CONCRETE ABUTMENT OF A CURTNER AVENUE BRIDGE OVER THE GUADALUPE RIVER, 94 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE ROAD, 32 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 5.5 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH CURB OF THE AVENUE, 1.0 FOOT EAST OF THE EAST END OF THE SOUTH STEEL GUARDRAIL, 0.5 FOOT NORTH OF A 3-INCH IRON PIPE WHICH PROJECTS ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, AND ABOUT 1/2 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE ROAD.
01/01/1967 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1967 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
05/04/1991 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1991 (JB) 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.