Z 257

NGS PID:
KW1173
Coordinates:
N 40.421277° W 76.576833°
Location:
Elevation:
464.90 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Concrete Culvert
Year Established:
1960
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 13, 2015

At first, this mark seemed like a long shot. This long, frozen-solid, snowy winter has produced several-foot-high icebergs along every road in northern Pennsylvania. I was hoping that the further south we went we'd see less snow, but Harrisburg obviously wasn't nearly far enough south.

As we turned onto Indiantown Gap Road and I looked over toward where I expected to find the culvert, I really wasn't surprised to see yet another wall of dirty ice studded with gravel. The culvert's location was marked with the typical red posts. While Rich stayed toasty warm in the car, probably thinking we were crazy (and we are), Dad and I went out in windy 2-degree weather to check out the culvert. To our complete shock, the disk was miraculously exposed in a gap beneath an overhang of frozen filth!

The disk is scratched but stable with a legible designation. It is set in the top of a concrete culvert in the south corner of Fisher Ave (Rt. 934) and Indiantown Gap Road.

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

Mark recovered in good condition on the concrete headwall of a culvert, as described. The culvert is in the south corner of the intersection of Fisher Avenue (N. Route 934) and Indiantown Gap Road. It is southwest of Funck's Restaurant and Exxon station. Handheld GPS coordinates for the bench mark are 40 25 16.59(N) 076 34 36.60(W).

NGS Bench Mark Disk Z 257
NGS Bench Mark Disk Z 257
Eyelevel view of the disk on culvert.
Eyelevel view of the disk on culvert.
Looking NE toward Funck's Restaurant
Looking NE toward Funck’s Restaurant