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Details for Benchmark: JU0361

N 39° 18.467 W 074° 35.900 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 14.01

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

Location:
In ATLANTIC county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
F 65
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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The disk is gone now. The new high-rise bridge and causeway that was built nearby is now completed and the old bridge has been demolished.

[Photos:]
photo11/11/2012
Showing approximately where it was located.
photoFrom 6/12/2012
This is during demolition of the old bridge. It was taken from about where the mark was formerly located.

It's still there but not for long. I had wanted to log this one in the past but there was always too much traffic on the bridge to get to it safely. The old road and drawbridge were recently abandoned once the new elevated roads were opened and now you can walk right up to it. The old bridge will be demolished by this summer and this one will be history.

[Photos:]
photoF 65 JU0361
Looking southeast on old NJ 52 with new elevated roadway on the right
photoF 65 JU0361
Guard rail has been removed
photoF 65 JU0361
Closeup of disk

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1964 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 AT SOMERS POINT. AT SOMERS POINT, AT THE NORTHWEST END OF STATE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE OVER SHIP CHANNEL, SET ON TOP AT THE NORTHWEST END OF THE NORTHEAST CONCRETE GUARD RAIL BASE WHICH IS DIRECTLY OVER THE NORTHWEST ABUTMENT, 0.8 FOOT NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST END OF THE GUARD RAIL, 1.0 FOOT SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHWEST END OF THE GUARD RAIL BASE AND ABOUT 0.5 FOOT ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE BRIDGE FLOOR.
01/01/1979 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1979 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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