Details for Benchmark: JW1736
N 39° 40.017 W 079° 23.317 (NAD 83)
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED. (more info)
- In GARRETT county, MD View Original Datasheet
- SHA 236
- Marker Type:
- survey disk
- massive structures
- Probably hold position/elevation well.
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Documented History (by the NGS)
|01/01/1992 by MDSHA (MONUMENTED)
|DESCRIBED BY MARYLAND DOT HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION 1992
THE MARKER IS LOCATED ABOUT 7.7 MI (12.4 KM) WEST-SOUTHWEST OF KEYSERS RIDGE, 4.5 MI (7.2 KM) NORTHWEST OF ACCIDENT, AND 4.7 MI (7.6 KM) EAST 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 8.45 MI (13.60 KM) TO THE MARKER ON THE LEFT IN THE MOST NORTHERLY ONE OF TWO LARGE CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS FOR A HIGHWAY SIGN. THIS POINT IS ALSO 5.1 MI (8.2 KM) EASTERLY ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68 FROM A POINT WHERE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68 CROSSES THE MARYLAND-WEST VIRGINIA STATE LINE. THE POINT IS MARKED WITH A MARYLAND STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION SURVEY DISK, CEMENTED IN A DRILL HOLE IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF THE MOST NORTHERLY ONE OF TWO 2.5 FT (0.8 M) BY 2.5 FT (0.8 M) SQUARE CONCRETE BASE FOR A HIGHWAY SIGN WHICH MARKS A REST AREA AND TRAVEL INFORMATION. IT IS 40.0 FT (12.2 M) SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF THE EASTBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68, 5.0 FT (1.5 M) SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER OF A DRAINAGE DITCH, 8.5 FT (2.6 M) NORTHWEST OF THE MOST SOUTHEAST ONE OF TWO METAL HIGHWAY SIGN LEGS, AND 58.0 FT (17.7 M) SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF A DROP INLET. IT IS ABOUT 2.0 FT (0.6 M) HIGHER THAN THE SURFACE OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 68.
- 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.