H 363

NGS PID:
KV2899
Coordinates:
N 40.777066° W 75.26795°
Location:
Elevation:
533.66 ft.
Type:
Vertical Control Mark
Setting:
Steel Rod
Year Established:
1978
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of May 29, 2004

Out on our bikes today, Rich and I rode to this mark from the nearby Plainfield Township Rails-Trail. The mark was an easy find because the pole (MET ED 8722-53559/PN-52/618-16) and witness sign are still in place, and the description is mostly accurate. The mark is set just below the level of the ground in a pipe, which was then covered over by a small flat rock. The mark is apparently in current use, as the rock and mark both show signs of pink paint and some pink flagging tape was found near the mark. The mark is in good condition with legible stamping.

N 41° 46.623' W 075° 16.077'

Recovered in good condition.

This first order vertical control station is located near the intersection of Rt. 191 and Belfast Road. It is 2 feet northwest of a standard witness post and sign, and 2 feet southeast of powerpole number MET ED 8722-53559, PN-52, 618-16. The mark is just below the level of the ground and encased in a section of pipe which was loosely covered with a flat rock. The historical description leads reliably to the station, except for the powerpole ID numbers. At the station a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver with remote active antenna was used to record WAAS-corrected coordinates which were 142.5 feet from the scaled coordinates listed in the NGS datasheet. The mark is in good condition and the stamped designation is legible.

~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Bench Mark Disk H 363
NGS Bench Mark Disk H 363

GPSr and the station mark.
GPSr and the station mark.

Eyelevel view of station mark and setting.
Eyelevel view of station mark and setting.

Orientation view, witness sign, mark & powerpole.
Orientation view, witness sign, mark & powerpole.

Orientation view, facing northeast to Belfast Rd.
Orientation view, facing northeast to Belfast Rd.

Witness post and sign.
Witness post and sign.

Orientation view, facing southeast to Rt. 191.
Orientation view, facing southeast to Rt. 191.

MET ED powerpole ID numbers.
MET ED powerpole ID numbers.

Additional MET ED powerpole numbers.
Additional MET ED powerpole numbers.