G 272

NGS PID:
AA0153
Coordinates:
N 24.660923° W 81.518498°
Location:
Elevation:
1.94 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Bridge Wingwall
Year Established:
1966
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 21, 2016

We really hit the benchmark bonanza at the site of the bridges over Bow Channel. This was the sixth mark we found here today. This NGS bench mark is set into the bottom of the southwest wingwall of the old bridge (now a fishing pier). We walked down a short gravel trail to the KOA marina, where we found the mark set into the wingwall. The marina was hopping with activity on this beautiful February day, but no one seemed very interested in what we were doing. The disk is in reasonably good condition, with some superficial scratches on the surface.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS, along with the following recovery note:

Recovered in good condition. The mark is located in the southwest wingwall of the old bridge over Bow Channel. The old bridge is now used as a fishing pier and part of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. The mark is adjacent to the Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA Campground and marina.

NGS Bench Mark Disk G 272
NGS Bench Mark Disk G 272
Eyelevel view of the disk on the corner of the seawall
Eyelevel view of the disk on the corner of the seawall
Looking NE toward the bridge over Bow Channel
Looking NE toward the bridge over Bow Channel

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