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Details for Benchmark: ND0012

N 42° 06.950 W 080° 05.850 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 699.1

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

Location:
In ERIE county, PA View Original Datasheet
Designation:
G 13
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
light structures
Stability:
Mark of questionable or unknown stability.

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In descent shape. Nice view!

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found in good condition, although its starting to look a little beat up

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photomark up close
photolooking west southwest

Easy find - good condition

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photoClose up
photoLooking West

Took a while to get here, had to find an easy way back to the BM. parked and walked roughly 100 yds......but made the find none-the-less.

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photobenchmark disk
photobenchmark and foundation

Went to this one today during my lunch. Just down the street from where I work.

Nice easy find with Shorbird's coords.

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photoBenchmark...
photoBenchmark position...

The mark is in good condition at N 42° 06.954 W 080° 05.838.

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photoND0012(G 13) - Erie PA
photoND0012 - Eye level
photoND0012 - Looking W from mark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1961 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1961 0.9 MI W FROM ERIE. 0.9 MILE WEST ALONG THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT ERIE, ERIE COUNTY, AT BRIDGE NO. 257 OVER LIBERTY STREET, AT THE SOUTH END OF THE WEST ABUTMENT, IN THE TOP OF THE TOP STEP, 22 FEET SOUTH OF THE SOUTH RAIL OF THE SOUTH TRACK, AND LEVEL WITH THE TOP OF THE RAIL. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED G 13 1934.
01/01/1971 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1981 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1981 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION. NEW DESCRIPTION FOLLOWS. IN ERIE, AT THE CONRAIL (AMTRACK) RAILROAD BRIDGE OVER LIBERTY STREET, 1.4 KILOMETER (0.9 MILE) WEST OF THE AMTRACK PASSENGER STATION, THE MARK IS IN THE TOP OF THE SOUTHEAST END OF THE NORTHEAST ABUTMENT OF THE BRIDGE, 14.63 METERS (48.0 FEET) SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST RAIL AND 0.60 METER (2.0 FEET) SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST END OF THE SOUTHEAST METAL PIPE GUARDRAIL OF THE BRIDGE. THE MARK IS ABOVE LEVEL WITH THE RAIL.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (g = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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