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Details for Benchmark: KV6855

N 40° 41.050 W 074° 16.543 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 111

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

Location:
In UNION county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KENNIL 2
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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approached parking coords via Washington to Winthrop to east end of bridge. steep paved roadway up to pedestrian bridge. discovered candle and flowers with GothamNJ in pot inside the gate. marker fading especially by kennil1 though NJHA/GSP/1991 more visible, nearly in the center of bridge. Was this once a golf cart path?

My first benchmark. Thanks, JSpeedy. From the east side of the pedestrian bridge.

Made the find after sweeping some snow out of the way. Been on this bridge several times and have taken some interesting pictures from up there.

Found it.® Strange little bridge.

Found by coordinates and description. The station is in Union Township, not Kennilworth. We accessed the east end of the footbride from Parkview Drive in Union Township. We wondered why anyone would build a footbridge from a golf course to a rather backwater neighborhood? In the past, the bridge, including the disk, was painted green. Disk is a New Jersey Highway Authority - Garden State Parkway disk.

[Photos:]
photoKV6855 Union Township Union NJ Close Up
photoKV6855 Union Township Union NJ View Southwest
View of southbound lanes of the GSP!

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1991 by NJDT (MONUMENTED)
04/23/1992 by NJGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NEW JERSEY GEODETIC SURVEY 1992 THE STATION IS LOCATED IN THE BOROUGH OF KENNILWORTH AT THE EAST END OF A PEDESTRAIN BRIDGE OVER THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY AT INTERCHANGE 138, GO NORTH ON THE EXIT RAMP FOR 0.15 MI (0.24 KM) TO THE JUNCTION WITH GALLOPING HILL ROAD AND A TRAFFIC LIGHT. TURN LEFT AND GO WEST ON GALLOPING HILL ROAD FOR 0.1 MI, (0.2 KM) CROSSING THE BRIDGE OVER THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY, TO A SIDE ROAD ON THE RIGHT, IMMEDIATELY PAST THE BRIDGE, LEADING TO THE GALLOPING HILL GOLF COURSE. TURN RIGHT AND FOLLOW TH PAVED ROAD NORTH FOR 0.3 MI (0.5 KM) TO THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AND THE STATION ON THE RIGHT, SET FLUSH IN THE CONCRETE DECK. THE STATION IS 27.2 M (89.2 FT) SOUTHEAST FROM THE NORTH END OF THE BRIDGE AND 26.6 M (87.3 FT) NORTHWEST FROM THE SOUTH END OF THE BRIDGE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by GPS observations and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in May 1999.
  • The orthometric height was determined by GPS observations and a high-resolution geoid model.
  • The X, Y, and Z were computed from the position and the ellipsoidal ht.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The ellipsoidal height was determined by GPS observations and is referenced to NAD 83.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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