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Details for Benchmark: KW2805

N 40° 22.557 W 077° 01.404 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 416

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

Location:
In PERRY county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
KINK
Marker Type:
traverse station disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:

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Found only RM 1. Perhaps RM 2 and the station were destroyed in 2015 when road construction was completed on the road cut across the road. There are new-looking telephone poles, and the guy lines for one of them seem to be about where the station should be.
mloser's location photos for the station and RM 1 are reversed.

[Photos:]
photoKink RM 2 Location
This looks like the same rock outcrop as in Ernmrk's photo, but no mark.
photoLocation for Kink
It might have been where the excavation is for the telephone pole guy lines.

Like Ernmark said, this was a very easy find. There is no decent place to park so we parked at the base of the hill to the north and walked up--maybe .25 mile or so. When we approached the crest we realize that the road hadn't been widened there--they had only put in a central guardrail (this area was known for its horrible crashes for decades)as the hundred foot high cliff to the west and the 100 foot drop to the east must have been too much to deal with.

The marks were all totally visible as we walked up, and even the stub of the telephone pole remains.

[Photos:]
photoKW2805 (KINK RM2), Perry County, PA Location
This was the closest to the edge.
photoKW2805 (KINK RM2), Perry County, PA Disk
photoKW2805 (KINK RM1), Perry County, PA Location
photoKW2805 (KINK RM1), Perry County, PA Disk
photoKW2805 (KINK), Perry County, PA Location
A sheer drop about 5 feet from all of these marks.
photoKW2805 (KINK), Perry County, PA Disk

Recovered in good condition during hunt with mloser - even though this station was reported to NGS as destroyed in 2001. The station & both RM's were exposed & easily found - this area is one of the few remaining areas of 11/15 which remain a 2-lane highway...it's possible that these disks were [i]expected[/i] to be destroyed during road improvements to the curve at this location, but ended up out of harm's way..

We searched for the AZ mark to no avail - medians are relatively modern..

Note - the area is locally known as Kinkora Heights...

[This entry was edited by Ernmark on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 8:48:22 PM.]

[Photos:]
photoKINK (KW2805) area - view looking N
photoKINK (KW2805) disk - Perry County, PA
photoKINK (KW2805) RM2 area - view looking SE
..quite a drop down to the tracks !
photoKINK (KW2805) RM2 disk - Perry County, PA
photoKINK (KW2805) RM1 area - view looking NE
.. normally would've taken shot toward station, but this view was better!
photoKINK (KW2805) RM1 disk - Perry County, PA

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1966 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1966 (ELH) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 9-1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF HARRISBURG, ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX AND ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTH OF AMITY HALL. IT IS ON A HIGH CUT BANK OVERLOOKING THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AND IT IS ON THE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11, 15, 22 AND 322 AT AMITY HALL, GO SOUTHERLY ON U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15 FOR 3.25 MILES TO THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE SHERMANS CREEK BRIDGE. CONTINUE SOUTHERLY FOR 0.1 MILE TO THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT IN THE CONCRETE MEDIAN BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND LANES OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15. CONTINUE SOUTHERLY ON U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15 FOR 0.5 MILE TO THE HIGH CUT BANK ON THE LEFT AND THE STATION ON THE TOP OF THE CUT BANK. THE STATION MARK IS 36 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15, 36 FEET SOUTH OF A TELEPHONE POLE, 9.6 FEET SOUTHWEST OF A WITNESS POST AND 7 FEET WEST OF A STEEP CLIFF. THE MARK IS A STANDARD TRAVERSE DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE AND IT IS STAMPED KINK 1966. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 38 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15, 15.0 FEET SOUTHWEST OF THE WITNESS POST AND 14 FEET SOUTH OF THE TELEPHONE POLE. THE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE AND IT IS STAMPED KINK NO 1 1966. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 30.1 FEET SOUTH OF THE WITNESS POST, 42 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER OF THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15 AND 6 FEET WEST OF THE STEEP CLIFF. THE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN OUTCROPPING BEDROCK WHICH IS FLUSH WITH THE SURFACE AND IT IS STAMPED KINK NO 2 1966. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ABOUT 525 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF SHERMANS CREEK BRIDGE, 37 FEET WEST OF A SIGN JCT 274 AND 14 FEET EAST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE SOUTH BOUND LANE OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15. THE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE CONCRETE MEDIAN BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND LANES OF U.S. HIGHWAYS 11 AND 15 AND IT PROJECTS 6 INCHES. THE DISK IS STAMPED KINK 1966.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in July 1986.
  • The NAVD 88 height was computed by applying the VERTCON shift value to the NGVD 29 height (displayed under SUPERSEDED SURVEY CONTROL.)
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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