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Details for Benchmark: KV0288

N 40° 44.367 W 074° 03.917 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 50.25

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

Location:
In HUDSON county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
U 16 RESET 1938
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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N 40° 44.367 W 074° 04.114

What a really fun place to visit! The Tonnele Avenue Traffic Circle! Well, it's not a 'traffic circle' anymore, but... A truly ugly area.
Found mark as described. The marking are badly rubbed, and difficult to make out.

[Photos:]
photoKV0288 Jersey City, Hudson, NJ looking east
This is what the underside of the abutment of the viaduct from the Pulaski Skyway to the Tonnele Avenue Traffic Circle looks like. Now, you never have to visit!
photoKV0288 Jersey City, Hudson, NJ Close up
photoKV0288 with GPS
photoKV0288 with GPS with coords

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1938 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1962 by CGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 AT JERSEY CITY. AT JERSEY CITY, HUDSON COUNTY, 0.1 MILE WEST OF THE WEST EDGE OF TONNELLE CIRCLE, AT THE JUNCTION OF ST. PAULS STREET AND SEAMAN AVENUE, SET VERTICALLY IN THE NORTHWEST FACE AT THE NORTHEAST END OF THE MAIN ABUTMENT OF A VIADUCT LEADING SOUTHEAST FROM THE PULASKI SKYWAY TO TONNELLE CIRCLE, 18 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHWEST EDGE OF PULSKI SKYWAY AND ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.
01/01/1965 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 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. WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible vertical movement.
  • 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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