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Details for Benchmark: JU2866

N 39° 17.561 W 074° 37.574 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In CAPE MAY county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BRIDGE TENDERS HOUSE
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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The bridge and keepers house destroyed in 2013-2014.

It's still there on the former Beesleys Point Bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay. The bridge has been closed and abandoned since 2004 and it is scheduled to be demolished in the next few years. There is no disk - the benchmark is the center of the house itself.

[Photos:]
photoBridge Tender's House

Bridge closed.

Still alive and well

The building is still there, on the western side of the Beesleys Point bridge, slightly south of the draw and north of the collection booth.

[last edit: 4/22/2003 6:33:18 PM PST]

[last edit: 4/25/2003 5:37:56 AM PST]

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1935 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 (BHR) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS THE CENTER OF SMALL BRIDGE TENDERS HOUSE ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE BRIDGE OVER GREAT EGG HARBOR RIVER LEADING FROM SOMERS POINT TO BEESLEYS POINT. IT IS AT THE POINT WHERE THE TOLL IS COLLECTED. THE HOUSE IS WHITE AND HAS A RED ROOF. NO MARKS WERE PUT IN.
01/01/1937 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1937 (LDG) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED. THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION WAS FOUND TO BE COMPLETE. EXCEPT, THE STATION IS ON THE S SIDE OF THE DRAW.
01/01/1950 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1950 (HFG) STATION WAS RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. THE PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION IS ADEQUATE AND CORRECT WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION-- THE HOUSE IS NOT USED FOR COLLECTING TOLL.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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