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Details for Benchmark: NA2214

N 42° 03.714 W 075° 57.033 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 1870

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

Location:
In BROOME county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
PUGLISI
Marker Type:
NGS Benchmark
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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An engineer from WBNG was nice enough to meet me out at their transmit site and help me search for the triangulation station. The site is actually about a quarter of a mile from the WBNG antenna. We found the two reference marks, but did not recover the station disk. There is a MCI telecommunications tower and associated equipment building in the general vicinity of the mark's coordinates. This newer tower is behind a locked fence with an older tower. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to take measurements from the two reference disks, but I think that there is a possibility that the mark was destroyed when the new tower was erected. If you bring up the adjusted coordinates in google maps you'll notice that it lands on the aforementioned equipment building. The brown cottage is no longer there. Only it's concrete foundation piers remain.

[Photos:]
photoCloseup Of RM #1
photoOverview of RM #1
Photo shows the large rock outcropping that RM #1 sits atop. Red box indicates marks position.
photoCloseup Of RM #2
As stated, the brown cottage is no longer there. Look near the foundation pillars. This rock outcropping is not elevated like the other. It is more or less flush with the ground. The engineer found this one under some leaves. There was some survey tape on the ground nearby. Unfortunately I did not get an overview picture.
photoTowers Where Station Mark Should Be
The new tower and building are the ones to the left of the picture. This is the approximate area where the station mark should have been.

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1940 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1940 (RJS) STATION IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF A HILL IN BINGHAMTON TOWNSHIP THAT IS COVERED WITH SECOND-GROWTH TIMBER. IT IS 3-1/2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF BINGHAMTON, 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, AND ABOUT 300 YARDS WEST OF AN OLD STONE QUARRY. THE LAND IS OWNED BY MR. PUGLISI AND HIS PERMISSION SHOULD BE OBTAINED TO TRESPASS. THE STATION MARK IS ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE HILL PROTRUDING ABOUT 6 INCHES. (NOTES 1A AND 8A). REFERENCE MARK NO.1 IS EAST OF THE STATION, ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION AS STATION IN AN OUTCROP THAT IS ABOUT 4 FEET HIGH AND 8 FEET IN DIAMETER. (NOTE 12A). REFERENCE MARK NO. 2 IS NORTH OF THE STATION, IN A ROCK OUTCROP THAT IS ABOUT THE SAME ELEVATION AS THE STATION AND IS ON THE NORTH RIM OF THE HILL. (NOTE 12A). ALL MARKS ARE STANDARD COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY MARKS AND ARE STAMPED PUGLISI 1940. STATION IS MARKED BY A WHITE 4- BY 4-INCH POST. TO REACH FROM BINGHAMTON, GO SOUTH FROM THE SOUTH END OF THE BRIDGE OVER THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER ON STATE HIGHWAY 17 AND WASHINGTON STREET FOR 0.15 MILE, TURN RIGHT WITH HIGHWAY 17 INTO VESTAL AVENUE, AND GO 0.3 MILE TO PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, TURN LEFT AND GO 0.3 MILE TO Y FORK, KEEP RIGHT AND GO 1.9 MILES TO DIRT T-ROAD TO THE RIGHT, TURN RIGHT AND GO UPHILL 0.9 MILE, THEN TURN SHARP RIGHT AND GO 0.1 MILE TO MR. PUGLISIS HOUSE ON THE LEFT. CONTINUE ON FARM ROAD 0.1 MILE TO GATE. FROM HERE HILL UPON WHICH STATION IS LOCATED IS JUST TO THE RIGHT OF STRAIGHT AHEAD. IT WOULD BE BEST TO ASK AT HOUSE NOW TO REACH WITHOUT DAMAGING CROPS. GO THROUGH GATE AND FOLLOW ROAD ABOUT 125 YARDS TO DIM FORK, BEAR RIGHT THROUGH GATE FOR ABOUT 60 YARDS TO GATE LEADING INTO CULTIVATED FIELD, GO THROUGH GATE AND CONTINUE ALONG SOUTH SIDE OF FIELD ABOUT 125 YARDS TO GATE, GO THROUGH AND FOLLOW ROAD 150 YARDS TO GATE ON RIGHT, GO THROUGH AND FOLLOW ROAD THROUGH TIMBER ABOUT 200 YARDS TO CLEARING JUST NORTH OF HIGHEST POINT AND STATION. HEIGHT OF LIGHT ABOVE STATION MARK 18 METERS.
01/01/1975 by NGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1975 (RFH) STATION MARK AND BOTH REFERENCE MARKS WERE RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION, ALTHOUGH THE COMPASS DIRECTIONS TO REFERENCE MARKS WERE FOUND TO BE ERRONEOUS. RM 1 IS NE INSTEAD OF E AND RM 2 IS WNW INSTEAD OF N. NO AZIMUTH MARK ESTABLISHED FOR THIS STATION. DISTANCE AND ANGLES TO REFERENCE MARKS WERE NOT CHECKED. STATION IS SURROUNDED BY SECOND-GROWTH TIMBER AND VIEW IS OBSTRUCTED. BUILDINGS ALSO BLOCK VIEW TO WEST AND NORTHWEST. A SMALL BROWN COTTAGE AND A TRAILER HOUSE ARE ON LINE BETWEEN STATION AND RM 2. STATION IS LOCATED ON THE SUMMIT OF INGRAHAM HILL, ABOUT 600 FEET WEST-NORTHWEST OF AN OLD QUARRY, AND AT EAST SIDE OF THE CHAIN LINK FENCE SURROUNDING THE WBNG TV TOWER AND A TRAILER HOUSE. STATION MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED PUGLISI 1940, SET IN THE TOP OF A SQUARE CONCRETE MONUMENT PROJECTING 8 INCHES FROM GROUND. IT IS ALONG SOUTHWEST SIDE OF A SHALE ROAD, 22.7 FEET SOUTHEAST OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE CHAIN LINK FENCE, AND 21.5 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE FENCE. RM NO. 1 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED PUGLISI NO 1 1940, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN A 4 X 8-FOOT ROCK OUTCROP, AT ABOUT SAME ELEVATION AS STATION MARK. RM NO. 2 IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED PUGLISI NO 2 1940, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN ROCK OUTCROP ON NORTH EDGE OF HILL, 12 FEET WEST OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF A BROWN COTTAGE AND 28.7 FEET NORTH OF SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THIS COTTAGE. TO REACH STATION FROM THE CITY HALL IN BINGHAMTON, GO SOUTH ON NY RTE. 434 FOR 0.65 MILE. TAKE PENNSYLVANIA AVE. SOUTH AND GO 2.4 MILES TO T-ROAD RIGHT. TURN RIGHT ON INGRAHAM HILL RD. AND GO 1.3 MILES TO A PAVED, SINGLE-LANE DRIVEWAY ON RIGHT (OWNED BY WBNG-TV). GO UP THIS DRIVEWAY 0.1 MILE TO A LOCKED GATE ON RIGHT FORK. PASS THROUGH THIS GATE AND FOLLOW WINDING DIRT ROAD 0.3 MILE TO END OF ROAD AT TV TOWER, AND STATION ON LEFT. NOTE--KEY FOR THE LOCKED GATE MAY BE OBTAINED AT WBNG TV STATION IN BINGHAMTON. AIRLINE DISTANCE AND DIRECTION FROM NEAREST TOWN 3 MILES SW OF CENTER OF BINGHAMTON.

Control Text

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

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