K 57

NGS PID:
LZ0106
Coordinates:
N 41.424666° W 76.059416°
Location:
Elevation:
996.61 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Bridge Seat
Year Established:
1934
Established By:
NGS
Status:
Not Found
Condition:
Unknown (Not Found) as of October 18, 2003

After we spent a few minutes examining the wrong pile of stones several hundred feet to the east, I spotted the abutment, still intact, through the trees. The disk was not located, although we did find an empty drillhole in the northeast end of the northwest bridge seat, as described. (The coordinates given above are for the drillhole on the abutment.) The station could not be positively identified, so at present its status must remain Not Found.

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

An empty drill hole was found at the location given in the description. The disk was not located.

NGS Bench Mark Disk K 57
NGS Bench Mark Disk K 57
Eye-level view of the drill hole on the abutment.
Eye-level view of the drill hole on the abutment.
View facing NW. My GPSr sits next to the drill hole.
View facing NW. My GPSr sits next to the drill hole.

N 41° 25.480' W 076° 03.565'

Mark not found.

This second order vertical control station is described as being set in the top of the northeast end of the northwest bridge seat. The historical description leads to the northwest abutment of what was once a railroad bridge over Bowman Creek in Noxen, but the railroad and the spans no longer exist. An empty drill hole was found at the described location for the station. There was no other evidence in sight which could be used to positively identify the station. At the suspected position a Garmin GPSmap76 receiver with remote active antenna was used to record WAAS-corrected coordinates which were 70.8 feet from the scaled coordinates listed on the NGS datasheet. ~Rich in NEPA~

NGS Bench Mark Disk K 57
NGS Bench Mark Disk K 57
GPSr and an empty drill hole.
GPSr and an empty drill hole.
Eyelevel view of the described location.
Eyelevel view of the described location.
Orientation view, facing northwest, drill hole indicated.
Orientation view, facing northwest, drill hole indicated.
View facing remains of southeast abutment, drill hole indicated.
View facing remains of southeast abutment, drill hole indicated.