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Details for Benchmark: JW1734

N 39° 41.217 W 079° 21.433 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 2134.17

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

Location:
In GARRETT county, MD View Original Datasheet
Designation:
SHA 234
Marker Type:
survey disk
Setting:
in rock outcrop
Stability:
Most reliable and expected to hold position/elevation well.

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Found it with Dukemartin.

Found in good condition at N39 41.210 W079 21.411

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The mark is in good condition at N 39° 41.209 W 079° 21.412.

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photoJW1734(SHA 234) - Garrett County MD
photoJW1734 - Looking N from mark
photoJW1734 - Looking E on I-68
photoJW1734 - Looking W on I-68
photoJW1734 - Looking S toward mark

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1992 by MDSHA (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY MARYLAND DOT HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 1992 THE MARKER IS LOCATED ABOUT 5.8 MI (9.3 KM) WEST OF KEYSERS RIDGE, 4.5 MI (7.2 KM) NORTH-NORTHWEST OF ACCIDENT, AND 6.6 MI (10.6 KM) EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE MARYLAND-WEST VIRGINIA STATE LINE. IT IS LOCATED ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68 RIGHT-OF-WAY. TO REACH FROM A POINT WHERE U.S. HIGHWAY 219 PASSES OVER INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68 NEAR KEYSERS RIDGE, GO WEST ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68 FOR 6.2 MI (10.0 KM) TO THE MARKER ON THE RIGHT ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE WESTBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68. THE POINT IS MARKED WITH A MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION SURVEY DISK, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN AN OUTCROP OF BEDROCK. IT IS 44.0 FT (13.4 M) NORTH OF THE CENTER OF THE WESTBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68, 12.0 FT (3.7 M) SOUTH OF A CARSONITE WITNESS POST, 11.0 FT (3.4 M) NORTH OF THE CENTER OF A DRAINAGE DITCH, AND 15.0 FT (4.6 M) SOUTH OF THE SOUTH EDGE OF A WOODS LINE WHICH RUNS EAST-WEST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. IT IS ABOUT 1.0 FT (0.3 M) HIGHER THAN THE SURFACE OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68.

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 April 1995.
  • 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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