V 278

NGS PID:
AA0289
Coordinates:
N 24.70435° W 81.15595°
Location:
Elevation:
26.26 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Berm
Year Established:
1966
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 19, 2014

V 278 was a surprise find along the Old Seven Mile Bridge. Our passage to Pigeon Key this morning was by ferry. After a thorough tour of the island an our own unofficial explorations (and searches for three other survey markers), Rich and I walked Old Seven Mile Bridge back to our starting point on Knight Key, a stroll of about two miles. We had planned to keep an eye out for marks along the bridge, but didn't have any particular marks in mind until we actually reached Knight Key. But as soon as we reached the top of the wooden ramp leading from Pigeon Key to Old Seven, there was V 278 staring us right in the face!

The disk is in excellent condition just north of the wooden ramp to Pigeon Key and just east of the end of the passable section of the Old Seven Mile Bridge.

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

Recovered in good condition on Old Seven Mile Bridge. The mark is directly north of a ramp leading down to Pigeon Key.

NGS Bench Mark Disk V 278
NGS Bench Mark Disk V 278
Eyelevel view of the disk on the concrete curb of the bridge.
Eyelevel view of the disk on the concrete curb of the bridge.
Looking N from the Pigeon Key pedestrian ramp.
Looking N from the Pigeon Key pedestrian ramp.
Looking W toward the 'end of the road.'
Looking W toward the ‘end of the road.’