PTS 1 Y

Coordinates:
N 41.476066° W 75.17215°
Location:
Elevation:
896.021 ft.
Type:
Bench Mark Disk
Setting:
Bridge Abutment
Year Established:
1925, reset 1945
Established By:
USGS
Status:
Recovered
Condition:
Good as of February 7, 2005
  • Official USGS Description:

    Hawley; near E. end of town; in SE. guardwall of E. abutment of steel hwy. bridge over Lackawaxen River; standard tablet stamped "PRIM TRAV STA NO 1 Y 1925 RESET 1945". Elev. 896.021 ft. Plane Coordinates (feet) Latitude Longitude X = 2,706,138 Y = 487,613 41 28 34.18 -75 10 22.03

  • My report to USGS

PTS 1 Y is situated as described (the steel bridge has been replaced, but the old abutments remain), so it made for an easy find. It's on the southeast corner of the east abutment of the Church Street bridge over the Lackawaxen River. Rich and I located it after finding Cat-in-the-hat's Lackawaxen in Hawley - 1.1 cache in the park across the street. The disk has been painted over at least twice but the stamping is still legible and the disk is in good condition. The mark is just a few yards west of a USGS gaging station.

USGS Bench Mark Disk PTS 1 Y
USGS Bench Mark Disk PTS 1 Y
An eye-level view of the disk on the bridge abutment.
An eye-level view of the disk on the bridge abutment.
The location of the disk, on the bridge adjacent to a USGS gaging station, is indicated.
The location of the disk, on the bridge adjacent to a USGS gaging station, is indicated.