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Details for Benchmark: LC1687

N 40° 23.667 W 088° 51.700 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 792.96

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

Location:
In MCLEAN county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
L 297
Marker Type:
metal rod
Setting:
stainless steel rod
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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'found it again but pretty hard to read.

[Photos:]
photoLC1687 (L 297)

Found along 150 very easily with all the nearby underground cable boxes. They seem to be widening the highway so it may get covered up soon.

[Photos:]
photoLC0687
Couldn't get close enough read the inscription around the opening and keep it in focus.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1986 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1986 11.8 KM (7.35 MI) SE FROM BLOOMINGTON. 11.8 KM (7.35 MI) SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 150 FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 55 BUSINESS LOOP IN BLOOMINGTON, 41.6 M (136.5 FT) SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF A DRIVEWAY, 26.2 M (86.0 FT) NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE BRUNINGS RESIDENCE, 9.6 M (31.5 FT) SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE HIGHWAY, 0.5 M (1.6 FT) WEST-SOUTHWEST OF A UTILITY POLE AND UNDERGROUND CABLE JUNCTION BOX NUMBER 91A1SE, AND 0.5 M (1.6 FT) SOUTH OF UNDERGROUND CABLE JUNCTION BOX NUMBER TR552 TP1SE. NOTE--ACCESS TO DATUM POINT IS HAD THROUGH A 5-INCH LOGO CAP. THE MARK IS 0.6 M ABOVE THE HIGHWAY.

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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