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Details for Benchmark: NC1217

N 42° 38.244 W 078° 37.178 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In ERIE county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
COLDEN TV TOWER WKBW
Marker Type:
radio/tv tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Found today with no problems. I've driven by here many times, but didn't recall ever noticing the elevation listed on the WKBW sign. Pretty cool!

[Photos:]
photoSign from Center Road
photoTheir elevation vs my elevation from the ground
photoThe tower with station at the top

Seen this one today out geocaching

Spotted it.

I've seen the tower many times. Still there.

The last of the three big towers that I see from my home every day since 1983 when I moved to the southern part of the Town of Aurora. Glad to report the light still shines.

Caching to Sprague Brook park and spotted the two towers along Center Road. This on has a sign at the road Eyewitness News WKBW News TV. Didn't have my camera so will take some pictures and post another time.

Yes, the tower is certainly there.

Spotted it while in Colden/Springville area for work.

The light on top is still flashing!!! BGEE

The light on top is still flashing!!! Tattoolady

Found it.

Found it!

Knew exactly where this tower was as I can see them every night from my house at a distance. Finally got the chance to actually take a ride by and snap a picture.

[Photos:]
photoNC1217

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1973 by NGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1973 (WOM) COLDEN TV TOWER WKBW IS A TRIANGULAR SHAPED STEEL STRUCTURE 1076 FEET HIGH AND IS PAINTED RED AND WHITE. STATION IS THE LIGHT ATOP THE TOWER AND IS LOCATED ABOUT 0.9 MILE SOUTHEAST OF THE JUNCTION OF PARTRIDGE AND CENTER ROADS, TOWN OF COLDEN.
01/01/1984 by USPS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POSTAL SERVICE 1984 (HEW) LAND MARK--LIGHT ON TOP OF A TRIANGULAR STRUCTURE 1076 FT. HIGH PAINTED RED AND WHITE. STATION RECOVERED GOOD.

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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