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Details for Benchmark: JB1428

N 38° 35.621 W 089° 59.082 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 575.9

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

Location:
In ST CLAIR county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ALBERT 2
Marker Type:
triangulation station disk
Setting:
set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability:
May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Reference Points

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Property of former church has been completely redeveloped for retail.

Location, according to Acme Mapper (http://bit.ly/kgvPuR), is about 10 feet north of an unnumbered power pole, later called "Pole A". The pole is the first pole south of the nearest power pole to the southwest corner of the Jared jewelry building.

The mark was most likely destroyed during construction.

There is a gray PVC pipe stickup up from the grassy area slightly to the south of the mapped location. It was impossible to verify if there might be a disk at the bottom; all that was visible was a discarded Red Bull energy drink can. It is about 5 feet WSW of a metal light pole and about 12 feet SE of "Pole A."

Reference marks 3 and 4 not found.

Azimuth mark not found. Estella Drive doesn't seem to exist anymore, at least as an intersection 0.4 miles south of ALBERT 2 along route 159.

[Photos:]
photoArea view, unfound ALBERT 2, Fairview Heights, Ill
View to the NNE. Poles mentioned in my log report are labeled, as is the PVC pipe. The yellow circle is the approximate area of the unfound disk, according to online map sources.

Searched for all 3 St. Alberts marks today. For this one I found the same thing happycycler had found. Both methods (GPS and CGS description) gave the same results. They both led to the pipe in the ground.

This church property and neighboring bank are scheduled to be torn down in the next few years. It will be redeveloped as commercial to go with the mall next door. St. Alberts has already moved into a new building. This church is currently signed as Holy Trinity.

[Photos:]
photoJB1428 - Pipe @ Location

I took another look here today but could not figure out a good way to clean out the 4inch pipe to expose something hard that was down about 20 inches. This pipe appears to be in the correct position. I suspect that the pipe was placed there for access to the traverse disk when the landscaping was changed, but I can't prove it without inventing a tool to clean out that pipe.

Not sure what I found here. My GPS led me to a pipe, open top, buried. I reached down into it but could not touch anything. My flash picture shows nothing. More research is needed here and also I may make another visit on a warmer day. I found the two (2) Reference Marks: PID JB1431 & PID JB1432. (The Reference Mark arrows also pointed in the general direction of that buried pipe.) I did a quick search for but did not locate the Azimuth Mark, I could not find any of the landmarks from the Azimuth Mark description.

[Photos:]
photoBuried, open top of pipe near JB1428 position
St. Clair county, IL
photoThe church that gives this station it name (ALBERT 2)
photoJB1428 -- clsoe up of church name

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1971 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (LFS) THE STATION IS LOCATED IN FAIRVIEW, ABOUT 0.1 MILE NORTH OF THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 159 AND U S HIGHWAY 40, AT THE WEST SIDE OF THE ST ALBERT THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH GROUNDS, 65 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GARAGE OF PARSONAGE, 93 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE PARSONAGE, 62 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 159, 41 FEET SOUTH OF SOUTH EDGE OF DRIVEWAY AND 1 FOOT NORTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST. THE MONUMENT IS FLUSH AND THE DISK IS STAMPED ALBERT 2 1971. REFERENCE MARK 3 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED ALBERT 2 NO 3 1971, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE SOUTHWEST EDGE OF CONCRETE APRON OF DRIVEWAY TO GARAGE, 1 FOOT NORTH OF THE NORTH EDGE OF SIDEWALK, 1 FOOT EAST OF THE WEST EDGE OF THE APRON, 19 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE GARAGE AND 8 FEET WEST OF THE WEST WALL OF THE PARSONAGE. REFERENCE MARK 4 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED ALBERT 2 NO 4 1971 SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE CONCRETE SIDEWALK ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE PARSONAGE, 10 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF THE WEST ENTRANCE, 1 FOOT NORTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE SIDEWALK, 1 FOOT EAST OF THE WEST EDGE OF SIDEWALK AND 34 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST EDGE OF PARSONAGE. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS 0.4 MILE SOUTH ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 159 FROM THE STATION, 49 FEET SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BRICK BUILDING, 10 FEET NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF SOUTH DRIVEWAY TO BUILDING, 6 FEET WEST OF A POWER POLE, 2 FEET EAST OF A POWER POLE WITH A WITNESS SIGN ATTACHED, 125 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF ESTELLA DRIVE, 65 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BRICK HOUSE AND 44 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY. THE MONUMENT IS FLUSH AND THE DISK IS STAMPED ALBERT 1961. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 1 METERS.
01/01/1971 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 AT FAIRVIEW. ABOUT 0.1 MILE NORTH OF THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 159 AND U.S. HIGHWAY 40 AT FAIRVIEW, AT THE WEST EDGE OF THE ST. ALBERT THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH GROUNDS, 65 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF GARAGE OF PARSONAGE, 93 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAME, 62 FEET EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF HIGHWAY 159, 41 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF DRIVEWAY, 1 FOOT NORTH OF A METAL WITNESS POST, SET IN THE TOP OF A ROUND CONCRETE POST FLUSH WITH THE GROUND.
01/01/1974 by ILDT (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1974 (RIL) ALBERT 2 1971 RECOVERED GOOD. ALBERT 2 NO. 3 1971 RECOVERED GOOD. ALBERT 2 NO. 4 1971 RECOVERED GOOD. ALBERT 1961 RECOVERED GOOD (AZIMUTH). LEVELS WERE RUN, STATION ALBERT 2 1971, AND WAS .10 FOOT LOWER, COMPARED TO BOTH REF. MK. DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN--LOCATED IN FAIRVIEW.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1999. No horizontal observational check was made to the station.
  • 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 Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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