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Details for Benchmark: KV0516

N 40° 58.883 W 074° 07.217 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 142.95

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

Location:
In BERGEN county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
M 14
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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Found this one after a little searching (not using GPS) because the NGS description is confusing. Still, it was a lot of fun for our second benchmark find.

Found it.®

Found by description. This is just where it is described as being!

[Photos:]
photoKV0516 Ridgewood Bergen NJ Close Up
photoKV0516 Ridgewood Bergen NJ View Southeast
N 40° 58.879 W 074° 07.204

Well, soft of found it. This site has been substantially altered, and the site no longer appears as described. Where the concrete wall formerly stood is a new, wheelchair-friendly concrete ramp leading to the far end of the platform. There is a surveyors cross scribed in the concrete that is enclosed within a circle of orange paint.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1933 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1933 AT RIDGEWOOD. AT RIDGEWOOD, BERGEN COUNTY, ON THE ERIE LACKAWANNA RAILROAD, 150 FEET NORTH OF THE EAST ENTRANCE TO THE STATION, 43 YARDS SOUTH OF MILEPOST JC 21, 5 YARDS EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE NORTH-BOUND TRACK, IN THE END OF THE CONCRETE RAILING OF THE STATION WALK, AND ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE THE PLATFORM. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED M 14 1933 AND SET VERTICALLY. NOTE-- THE DELAWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN RAILROAD IS NOW THE ERIE LACKAWANNA RAILROAD. THE ERIE RAILROAD IS NOW THE ERIE LACKAWANNA RAILROAD.
01/01/1979 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1979 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
08/25/1994 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1994 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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