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Details for Benchmark: KY0798

N 40° 23.900 W 080° 34.400 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 715.4

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

Location:
In BROOKE county, WV View Original Datasheet
Designation:
D 163
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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Noticed while caching nearby

Found while on the Panhandle Trail.

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photoKY0798

This is our first benchmark find. Very exciting!! Very cool!

Found our first benchmark while looking for a cache! Woohoo!

found near geocache GC3GQXK

out look for some caches . found this one close to a cache. My First

Out on PHT looking for a cache found the Benchmark right away without coordinates. In good condition.

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photoDisc on Bridge on WV PHT

found while geocaching

Found this Benchmark while finding Terabithia! It's in great shape!

found it, in good shape right on top of the tunnel.

Me, wifey, and kids found it while caching the panhandle trail searching for the "terabithia" cache

Found the benchmark today while hunting the nearby cache - the disc is in good shape and readable.

wvtrainmann found it on this beautiful Easter Sunday!

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photowvtrainmann says Happy Easter!

The mark is in good condition at N 40° 23.904 W 080° 34.410. The railroad tracks have been removed and the old railroad bed is now known as the Panhandle Trail. The overpass is over a small stream.

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photoKY0798(D 163) - Brooke County, WV
photoKY0798 - Looking N from mark
photoKY0798 - Looking E from mark

Found this benchmark disk today but not in readable condition. Also found another disk across trail that reads W.VA. on top and R.O.W. on bottom. Mounted on a cement base about 6 inches above ground.

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photoKY0798A.JPG
photoKY0798B.JPG
photoAcross trail from benchmark
photoAcross trail from benchmark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1960 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 3.8 MI W FROM COLLIER. ABOUT 3.75 MILES WEST ALONG THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FROM OVERPASS NO. 35-54 OVER A ROAD AND CREEK AT COLLIER, 0.8 MILE EAST OF THE JUNCTION OF PITTSBURG AND WEIRTON TRACKS AT HOLIDAY COVE, 10 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL OF THE NORTHEAST TRACK, IN TOP OF THE NORTHWEST END OF THE NORTHEAST CONCRETE HEAD WALL OF A NARROW STONE ARCH OVERPASS (NO. 39-28) FOR PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD OVER A ROAD, AND ABOUT 2 FEET BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE TRACK. THIS MARK CAN BE REACHED BY GOING ABOUT 1.75 MILES SOUTHEAST ALONG THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT WEIRTON, HANCOCK COUNTY.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 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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