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Details for Benchmark: LZ1846

N 41° 30.659 W 076° 04.199 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In WYOMING county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
MEHOOPANY ATT MICROWAVE MAST
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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The microwave tower was found in good condition. Data for the tower is listed on American Tower Corporation's website: http://www.americantower.com/OASISPublic/SitePublicPage/SiteBrochure.asp?lngSiteID=334&lngTowerID=-1&txtCaption=Brochure .

[i]An official report of this station's condition was submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:[/i]

The mast is now owned by American Tower Corporation.

Zhanna

[Photos:]
photoLZ1846, Wyoming County, PA
photoThe upper portion of the microwave tower.
photoThe bottom of the tower and fenced-off area.

[B]Station found as described.[/B]

This third order horizontal control station is situated at the summit of Mehoopany Mountain, south of Mehoopany. From Russell Hill northwest of Tunkhannock and the intersection of Rt. 6 (N41° 35.165' W076° 0.258'), follow Rt. 87 south for roughly 4.85 miles to the town of Mehoopany (N41° 33.814' W076° 3.649'), then left onto Sugar Hollow Road (SR3003) for roughly 1.2 miles (N41° 33.231' W076° 3.441'), then right onto T454 for 0.6 miles, straight on T437 for roughly 0.1 miles (N41° 32.835' W076° 3.778'), and finally left onto Fire Tower Road (T440) south for 3.1 miles. Fire Tower Road is a packed dirt/gravel access road that is mostly in very good condition leading directly to the summit and the microwave tower. A sign on the chainlink perimeter fence indicates that the facility is operated by American Tower. ~Rich in NEPA~

[Photos:]
photoMehoopany ATT Microwave Mast.
photoUpper section of the station landmark.
photoLower section of station landmark and facilities.
photo“American Tower” sign on the perimeter fence.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1968 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1968 (WMJ) THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE MEHOOPANY, AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH MICROWAVE MAST. THE MAST IS A STEEL STRUCTURE PAINTED ALTERNATE RED AND WHITE AND IS 250 FEET IN OVERALL HEIGHT. THE MAST IS LOCATED 4.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MEHOOPANY, 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORKSTON, 0.2 MILE SOUTH OF TRIANGULATION STATION MEHOOPANY AND ON THE SUMMIT OF MEHOOPANY MOUNTAIN.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in January 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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