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Details for Benchmark: KU3926

N 40° 51.037 W 073° 56.789 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

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

Location:
In NEW YORK county, NY View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HUDSON RIVER AERO BEACON
Marker Type:
airway beacon
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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Underpassing the beacon by feet.
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Found it!

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photoKU3926

On a Geocaching trip and observing "Benchmarks" as we go.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo.

Found with the help of the photos.

Discovered while walking across the George Washington Bridge from New York to New Jersey.

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photoHUDSON RIVER AERO BEACON (KU3926)

[(:)] sighted while going to dinner in fort lee

Airway beacon seen from the Cloisters Park.

Best observed at night, but of course, no picture.

Rode bike rite underneath it!

Found.

There is no description, but from the published coordinates (which are adjusted = exact) and from the recovery that Harry made, it is clear where it is. All you see is the little bump of the light on the top of the tower. It's on the east tower (Manhattan side) and it's the north end of the tower.

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photoKU3926, Air Beacon GWB, NYC
View of the top of the east tower of the George Washington Bridge from 181st Street and Cabrini Blvd. The beacon is on the right with the yellow square around it. The tower is covered by an open scafolding for some maintenance.

Found it.® Benchmarking with Harry.

Bu golly, there is an airway beacon on the north side of the east tower of the George Washington bridge! We were looking for the one on the west tower, from Fort Lee Historic Park in Fort Lee, NJ, but the perspective was wrong. Instead, we saw the beacon flashing from the one on the east tower. Found it!

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Airway beacon atop the east tower of the George Washington Bridge.
photoKU3926 with GPS

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1932 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.

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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