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Details for Benchmark: KW2022

N 40° 00.233 W 077° 06.533 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 586.49

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

Location:
In ADAMS county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
N 161 PADH
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Eight years since the last log and all is well! Had to clear a few dead weeds, but otherwise still looks great! Shadows were messing with my photos.

[Photos:]
photoKW2022 setting - November 7, 2014
photoKW2022 - November 7, 2014

Recovered in good condition...

[Photos:]
photoN 161PADH (KW2022) disk - York Springs, PA

Greetings Geocachers/Benchmarkers,

I found this PDH Marker, with no difficulty. It’s in terrific shape and exactly where it’s supposed to be, as described and photographed by Daclaren.

Happy Benchmarking,
Ghosthunter
Gettysburg, PA

This one was an easy find and is in great condition. Disk is stamped N 161 1942. Description below is accurate with the following additions. The highway referred to as U.S. 15 is now called Old Harrisburg Road. The bridge and disk are located on Old Harrisburg Road, not on the newer U.S. 15. The disk is in the northwest wingwall of the bridge.

[Photos:]
photoKW2022 Close-up
Close-up photo of KW2022.
photoKW2022
KW2022 and part of the wingwall. The stamp is legible even from this distance.
photoKW2022 bridge
The bridge where KW2022 is located. The wingwall which houses the disk is behind and to the right of the metal signpost.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 AT YORK SPRINGS. AT YORK SPRINGS, 135 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS NO. 94 AND U.S. 15, 13 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF U.S. 15, A PENNA. DEPT. OF HIGHWAY DISK IN THE NORTH WING WALL OF A CONCRETE BRIDGE.
01/01/1966 by CGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 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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