35 M

N 41.674530° W 75.376124° (estimate)
1256.596 ft.
Bench Mark Disk
Bridge Abutment
Year Established:
Established By:
Not Found
Unknown (Not Found) as of June 13, 2015
  • Official USGS Description:

    Aldenville, 2.2 mi NE. of; 2.0 mi S. of Whites Valley; 630 ft E. of State Highway 170; 200 ft W. of rd. N. to Whites Valley; on N. side of State Highway 247; in N. end of W. abutment of bridge over Lackawaxen River; standard tablet stamped "35 M 1942"

When Rich and I investigated this mark yesterday on Google Maps, we could see that the Creamton Road bridge over the Lackawaxen was relatively new. There's always a chance that a new bridge deck was placed on top of the old abutments, but that's not what happened here, as we discovered once we reached the site. The entire structure is new. In fact, Dad remembers having driven by when the bridge was under construction nearly ten years ago. He showed where the temporary bridge had spanned the river—barely a mark is left now among the weeds. There's no sign of 35 M, which was likely removed along with the old abutments. A new PennDOT mark (06F-63-0247-4) is now set in the bridge bannister, in the northwest corner of the bridge.

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