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Details for Benchmark: LX3549

N 41° 34.245 W 073° 00.984 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 832

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

Location:
In NEW HAVEN county, CT View Original Datasheet
Designation:
WATERBURY
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found it...check pix for tank LX3554...this BM is located under the radio tower in back of the water tank.

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photoclose?

Was able to see the station mark thru the fence but didn't find any reference marks. Beleive RM 2 has been burried under dumped material.

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photobenchmark LX3549
photobenchmark LX3549 as close as I can get
photobenchmark LX3549 with witness post

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1942 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (KBJ) THE STATION IS ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NE OF THE CENTER OF WATERBURY, 23.953 FEET N BY W OF THE CENTER LINE OF WATERBURY MUNICIPAL TANK AND 20.4 FEET SE OF THE NW CORNER OF THE WIRE FENCE ENCLOSING THE TANK. THE STATION MARK IS STAMPED WATERBURY 1942. SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND MARKS ARE BRONZE DISKS SET IN CONCRETE, AS DESCRIBED IN NOTES 1A AND 7A. REFERENCE AND AZIMUTH MARKS ARE BRONZE DISKS SET IN DRILL HOLES IN BOULDERS. REFERENCE MARK NO. 1 IS 88.05 FEET W OF THE STATION. THE DISK IS STAMPED WATERBURY NO. 1, 1942. REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS 88.55 FEET NW OF THE STATION, AND IS STAMPED WATERBURY NO. 2, 1942. THE AZIMUTH MARK IS ABOUT 1.8 MILES NE OF THE STATION, 36.5 FEET W OF THE CENTER LINE OF A N-S TAR-TOPPED ROAD, 45.5 FEET SW OF LIGHT POLE NO. 6514 AND ABOUT 350 FEET S OF JOHN W. COFFNEY SCHOOL. THE DISK IS STAMPED WATERBURY 1942. TO REACH FROM THE E END OF GREEN PARK IN CENTER OF WATERBURY GO E ON U.S. ALT. 6 (E MAIN ST.) FOR 0.75 MILE TO WHERE STATE HIGHWAY 69 FORKS LEFT OFF NO. 6, TAKE LEFT FORK ON NO. 69 FOR 1.55 MILES TO A TAR SIDE ROAD, GO LEFT ON TAR ROAD FOR 0.55 MILE TO WARNER ST., TURN RIGHT FOLLOWING WARNER ST. FOR 0.15 MILE, THEN TURN RIGHT ON GARDEN CIRCLE ST. AND CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD FOR 0.45 MILE TO STATION. TO REACH AZIMUTH FROM THIS POINT CONTINUE ON NO. 69 FOR 0.35 MILE TO A BLACK TAR SIDE ROAD, TURN LEFT ON TAR ROAD AND GO 0.5 MILE TO MARK ON LEFT.
01/01/1948 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1948 (RAH) LETTERS OF MR. C.G. CIPRIANO, 111 WEST MAIN ST., WATERBURY, CONN. DATED MAY 1, 1948 AND R.A. HORN, U.S. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, MIDDLETOWN, CONN., DATED JUNE 21, 1948-- THE AZIMUTH MARK IS SET ON THE PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. ARCHIE GIZZE WHO DESIRES TO BUILD A HOUSE AND GRADE THE GROUND. FIELD CONDITIONS INDICATED THAT IT IS ECONOMICALLY INADVISABLE TO RESET THE AZIMUTH MARK AND IT APPEARS DOUBTFUL THAT THE MARK WILL BE DISTURBED IN ANY WAY OTHER THAT BEING COVERED IN THE PROCESS OF GRADING.
01/01/1970 by CTGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY CONNECTICUT GEODETIC SURVEY 1970 STATION WAS RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1977 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1977 (CLN) STATION MARK AND REFERENCE MARK 2 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. REFERENCE MARK 1 WAS NOT FOUND AND IS BELIEVED DESTROYED BY GRADING IN AREA WHEN THE TELEPHONE TOWERS WERE INSTALLED, REFERENCE MARK 3 WAS ESTABLISHED AT THIS TIME. THE AZIMUTH MARK WAS NOT RECOVERED, IT MAY BE COVERED UP BY FILL DIRT OR DESTROYED WHEN BUILDING WAS ERECTED. STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 1-1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF WATERBURY, ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WOLCOTT, ABOUT 100 FEET NORTH OF A NEW WATERBURY MUNICIPAL WATER TANK WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY A CHAIN LENGTH FENCE AND THE OLD WATER TANK HAS BEEN TORN DOWN. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE CENTER OF WATERBURY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST MAIN, NORTH MAIN, SOUTH MAIN AND WEST MAIN STREETS AT A SMALL PARK. GO EASTERLY ON EAST MAIN STREET FOR 0.75 MILE TO FORKS, KEEP LEFT ON WOLCOTT STREET, GO EASTERLY AND NORTHEAST FOR 1.6 MILES TO A SIDE STREET LEFT, JUST BEFORE REACHING A LARGE SHOPPING CENTER ON BOTH SIDES OF ROAD, TURN LEFT, GO WESTERLY ON LONG HILL ROAD FOR 0.55 MILE TO SIDE STREET RIGHT, TURN RIGHT, GO NORTH ON WARNER STREET FOR 0.2 MILE TO SIDE STREET RIGHT, TURN RIGHT ON GARDEN CIRCLE STREET, GO EAST, THEN NORTHERLY FOR 0.5 MILE TO TOP OF HILL AND THE STATION ABOUT 100 FEET NORTH OF THE NEW WATER TANK. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK SET TOP OF A 12 INCH SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING ABOUT 4 INCHES ABOVE GROUND AND IS STAMPED WATERBURY 1942. IT IS 48 FEET SOUTH OF CHAIN LENGTH FENCE AROUND NEW WATER TANK, 28.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF CENTER OF GATE, 20.2 FEET SOUTHEAST OF FENCE CORNER 17.3 FEET EAST OF CHAIN LENGTH FENCE, 11 FEET SOUTH OF CHAIN LENGTH FENCE AND 2.3 FEET SOUTH OF WITNESS POST. REFERENCE MARK 2 IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 5 X 3 BOULDER PROJECTING ABOUT 3 FEET ABOVE GROUND AND IS STAMPED WATERBURY NO 2 1942. IT IS 70 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF CHAIN LENGTH FENCE. REFERENCE MARK 3 IS A STANDARD DISK SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE CONCRETE FOUNDATION OF THE CHAIN LENGTH FENCE AND IS STAMPED WATERBURY NO 3 1942 1977. IT IS 50.4 FEET SOUTH OF WITNESS POST, 20 FEET SOUTH OF CENTER OF A MANHOLE COVER, 5.8 FEET EAST OF FENCE CORNER AND 0.6 FOOT NORTH OF CHAIN LENGTH FENCE. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 1-1/2 MILES NORTHEAST OF WATERBURY.
01/01/1981 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1981 (VDN) THE STATION MARK, REFERENCE MARKS 2 AND 3 WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, DIRECTIONS BETWEEN THE REFERENCE MARKS COMPARED WITH THE 1977 DATA, THE DISTANCE TO REFERENCE MARK 2 WAS LONGER BY 0.017 METER, REFERENCE MARK 3 COMPARED FAVORIBLY. A NEW TO REACH FOLLOWS. THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 5.6 KM (3.5 MI) SOUTHWEST OF WOLCOTT, 5.6 KM (3.5 MI) EAST-SOUTHEAST OF OAKVILLE, 3.2 KM (2 MI) NORTH OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 84, 3.2 KM (2 MI) EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 8 AND INSIDE A CHAIN LENGTH FENCE WHERE AN OLD WATER TANK WAS TORN DOWN. OWNERSHIP--CITY OF WATERBURY, MR RALPH T PHELAN ASSISTANT CITY CLERK, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS CHASE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 235 GRAND STREET WATERBURY CT, PHONE 203-574-6741. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 69 AND 322 AT THE WOLCOTTE POST OFFICE, ABOUT 9.6 KM (6 MI) NORTH OF DOWNTOWN WATERBURY. GO SOUTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 69 FOR 4.6 KM (2.85 MI) TO A CROSSROAD AND STOP LIGHT. CONTINUE SOUTH FOR 0.6 KM (0.4 MI) TO A SIDE ROAD RIGHT JUST PAST A SHOPPING CENTER ON RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO WESTERLY ON LONG HILL ROAD FOR 0.9 KM (0.55 MI) TO A SIDE STREET RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO NORTH ON WARNER STREET FOR 0.3 KM (0.2 MI) TO A SIDE STREET RIGHT. TURN RIGHT ON GARDEN CIRCLE STREET GOING EAST, THEN NORTHERLY FOR 0.8 KM (0.5 MI) TO THE END OF PAVEMENT. CONTINUE NORTHERLY ON THE GRAVEL ROAD FOR 0.1 KM (0.05 MI) TO THE STATION ON RIGHT. THE STATION IS A STANDARD NGS DISK STAMPED---WATERBURY 1942---, SET INTO THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT 30 CM ON A SIDE PROJECTING 15 CM ABOVE THE GROUND. IT IS LOCATED 9.9 METERS (32.5 FT) SOUTHWEST FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF A FENCE, 8.5 METERS (27.9 FT) NORTHEAST FROM A GATE, 6.2 METERS (20.3 FT) SOUTHEAST FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE FENCE AND 1.1 METERS (3.6 FT) SOUTH FROM A WITNESS POST. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 2 IS A STANDARD NGS DISK STAMPED---WATERBURY 1942---, SET INTO THE TOP OF A PARTIALLY EXPOSED BOULDER OF 1 METER LARGEST DIMENSION. IT IS LOCATED 21.1 METERS (69.2 FT) WEST-NORTHWEST FROM THE NORTHWEST FENCE CORNER, 30.8 METERS (101 FT) NORTH FROM THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A FENCE AROUND A MICROWAVE TOWER, 9.4 METERS (30.8 FT) NORTH-NORTHWEST FROM A 30 CM IN DIAMETER OAK TREE. MARK IS LEVEL WITH STATION. REFERENCE MARK NUMBER 3 IS A STANDARD NGS DISK STAMPED---WATERBURY 1942 NO 3 1977---, SET IN A DRILL HOLE IN A CONCRETE SLAB 0.8 BY 14.6 METERS LONG. IT IS LOCATED 12.85 METERS (42.15 FT) WEST FROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF A FENCE, 7.4 METERS (24.3 FT) SOUTH-SOUTHEAST FROM THE CENTER OF A GATE AND 1.8 METERS (5.9 FT) EAST FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE FENCE. MARK IS LEVEL WITH STATION. NO MEASUREMENT BETWEEN REFERENCE MARKS BECAUSE THEY ARE BLOCKED BY BRUSH AND THE FENCE. NO SUITABLE LOCATION FOR A LONG REFERENCE OR AZIMUTH MARK. HEIGHT OF LIGHT SHOWN ABOVE THE MARK WAS 30.1 METERS.

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  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in August 1998.
  • 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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