220 LRP

N 41.525612° W 75.205047° (estimate)
936.540 ft.
Bench Mark Disk
Bridge Abutment
Year Established:
Established By:
Not Found
Unknown (Not Found) as of June 18, 2016
  • Official USGS Description:

    White Mills; 81 ft S. and 31 ft W. of, and 2.4 ft higher than center of bridge over Lackawaxen River; in top of W. end of S. concrete abutment; standard tablet stamped "220 LRP 1965 936"

Rich and I spent the late morning and early afternoon poking around the White Mills area. After a stop at the Cactus Man, we drove just a short distance further along Route 6 and then turned onto White Mills Road. Before leaving the house this morning, we just happened to check the topo map and noticed that it indicated a bench mark at the southwest corner of the bridge over the Lackawaxen. It should have been an easy find, but the bridge has apparently been repaired, modified or replaced since 1965. There was no USGS bench mark on any part of the abutment. We did, however, find a relatively new PennDOT disk set into the southeast corner of the bridge (as a further suggestion that the bridge has recently been altered in some way).

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