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Details for Benchmark: MG0674

N 41° 32.832 W 090° 28.611 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In SCOTT county, IA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
BETTENDORF TV STA WOC MAST
Marker Type:
radio/tv mast
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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The "Eiffel Tower" is still standing. Took a couple of pics and got as close as we could. Probably closer horizontally than vertically.

Found this benchmark while trying to find a local Mad scientist shrunken cache.

I was practicing social distancing while visiting some benchmark locations in the Quad Cities today. You could see this benchmark from quite a difference, but I wanted to get a little closer so that I could snap a picture.

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photoMG0674

Don't know why I haven't logged this one before. Wench and I drove about as close as we could and snapped a photo.
My 50th benchmark.

On a Geocaching Trip to the North and observing a few Bench Markers as we go.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo

Snagged a picture of this after grabbing the nearby cache.

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photoThe Benchmark and The Sun

roadtripping

Found this benchmark while on a geocaching roadtrip with soccercrazed1724!

Found on a geocaching trip with Mr. Bean 7 and Eagle504

This was an easy one!

Spotted it!

IowaBeaver

my first one of these.

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photogeo 5-16-12 004

This one is a little hard to miss.

We had some fun finding this one. We wanted a benchmark to add to our 10 icon day.

ICP goes A-Maze-ing
GPS maze exhibit in Iowa.

Flip flops
Grand Rapids, MI

We saw this while searching for caches at Scott Community College. Took a photo.

Quick find on way to dinner out.

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photoMG0674
Taken from the table of our Anniversary dinner!!

Basically the backyard :) Today...there's just no telling how far up into the sky it goes!

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photoup...up...up...
up...up...up...there's just no telling how far it'll go!

It blinks through my bedroom window daily.

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photoThe Tallest Tower - A different Perspective
This is a stock photo of the tallest tower I photographed about a year ago for a personal art project.

Yep, it's there.

i wake up and see this one every day it is verey tall yes my friend used to live next to it so i fond it befor i knew about this web sight

The second tallest tower at this location matches the original description for this benchmark, but the height is questionable. There is no doubt that this is the correct location though.

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photoTallest Tower
Now that's what I want in my backyard!
photoAlmost Twin Towers
RF anyone?

Easily visible for quite a distance.

Easy find, this mast is almost 1000 feet tall and can be seen for miles. Thanks, Fort Rectus

One can see these towers for miles, and I got close, but couldn't find the road to get closer. I'm still counting it though!

Found this morning, but I coud'nt get to coordinates becaus of privet property

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1969 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1969 (JWC) THE STATION IS THE RED LIGHT ATOP THE BETTENDORF, TELEVISION STATION WOC MAST THAT IS LOCATED ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTH OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 80, 2 MILES NORTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND AT THE WEST EDGE OF THE CITY OF BETTENDORF. THE MAST IS TRIANGULAR IN CROSS SECTION, PAINTED IN ALTERNATE BANDS OF RED AND WHITE AND IS 978 FEET IN HEIGHT.
01/01/1975 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (JVT) THE ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION WAS NOT AVAILABLE AND THE STATION WAS RECOVERED BY QUADRANGLE POSITIONING. THE STATION IS RELATIVELY NEW AND A NEW DESCRIPTION IS NOT BEING FURNISHED.
11/13/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

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

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