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Details for Benchmark: KV2677

N 40° 32.483 W 075° 48.067 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 388.85

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

Location:
In BERKS county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
G 191 PADH
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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This one is gone!

[Photos:]
photoNew bridge going in.

Sorry to say the 3GALS could not find this one. Photos tell the story! Better hurry if you want to log the other bridge disks along RT 737. The bridges are deteriorating fast and this one is already under construction.

[Photos:]
photoKV2677 area of old bridge
New bridge is under construction.
photoKV2677 area of old bridge
photoKV2677 construction bridge
Wooden construction bridge!

Bridge is gone...new structure in process of completion. We were not able to speak to any of the workmen, they were on the other side of the construction area, but there doesn't seem to be anything left of the original site

Found as decribe

[Photos:]
photog191

Recovered in good condition - best to heed HAKenders' advice..there is no good place to avoid traffic on this bridge...

[Photos:]
photoG 191 PADH (KV2677) disk - Berks County, PA
photoG 191 PADH (KV2677) setting - Berks County, PA
photoG 191 PADH (KV2677) area - view looking S

Located right where it was supposed to be.........heavy traffic & little or no place to stand while taking picture. Careful is the word while doing this one.

HAKenders.........Butch, Fay & Jessica

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photoDisk

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by PADH (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 2.5 MI N FROM KUTZTOWN. 2.5 MILES NORTH ALONG THE COUNTY ROAD FROM THE POST OFFICE AT KUTZTOWN, SET IN THE WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH ABUTMENT OF THE LARGE CONCRETE BRIDGE AT GRIMS OLD MILL, ABOUT 175 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE LARGE BUILDING, 32.4 FEET NORTH OF POLE NO. 92, 15.5 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER-LINE OF THE ROAD. A PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS BRONZE DISK. STAMPED BY THE U.S.C. AND G.S.
01/01/1942 by CGS (GOOD)
01/01/1987 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1987 (MWD) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
11/14/1999 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1999 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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