437 USGS

NGS PID:
KV1448
Coordinates:
N 40.783617° W 75.26305° (estimate)
Location:
Elevation:
436.44 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Culvert
Year Established:
1932
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Not Found
Condition:
Unknown (Not Found) as of May 29, 2004

After a morning of mountain biking at nearby Jacobsburg State Park, Rich and I rode to the Plainfield Township Rail-Trail for some more riding, geocaching and benchmark hunting. Unfortunately this mark, which we figured to be at the intersection of the rail-trail (the old DL&W right-of-way) and Engler Road, eluded us. We did find the remains of an old concrete culvert at the intersection but could find no evidence of the mark. It may have been on a section of the culvert that is lying on the ground, too heavy to lift, or it may be overgrown with weeds.

A report on the condition of this survey mark has been submitted to NGS.

Mark not found.

This first order vertical control station appears to be situated at the intersection of the Plainfield Township Rails-Trail and Engler Road. The posted coordinates lead to this location. Some remains of a concrete culvert were found on the west side of the trail near the road crossing but the mark or any sign of it could be discovered in the portions of the rubble that are exposed.

~Rich in NEPA~