872 3872 G TIDAL

NGS PID:
AA1727
Coordinates:
N 24.839581° W 80.779939°
Location:
Elevation:
14.51 ft.
Type:
Tidal Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Bridge Wingwall
Year Established:
1987
Established By:
National Ocean Service
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 22, 2016

One of this afternoon's activities was a hike at Long Key State Park's Layton Trail, a short but eerily beautiful walk north to the bay from Route 1. We entertained the idea of hiking the Golden Orb Trail in the other part of the state park, but decided that we wanted to spend more time there than we had left in our afternoon. So instead, we took a leisurely drive back up Route 1 and stopped at two fishing piers along the way in search of benchmarks. These fishing piers are sections of the original Route 1 that have been repurposed for fishing and as part of the Florida Overseas Highway Trail.

The first one we found was 872 3872 G TIDAL. It is located in the southwest wingwall at the western end of the old highway bridge over Channel 5. It is in good condition.

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 disk is stamped with the designation 3872 G and the date 1987. It is located on the southwest wingwall at the western end of the old bridge over Channel Five, which is now a fishing pier. The current U.S. Route 1 bridge is directly south of the old bridge.

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