2003-05-14

GT1271 - Q 1037

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 36.233
Long: 119° 27.917
Alt: 343.6
Designation: Q 1037
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: massive structures
Stability: Probably hold position/elevation well.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1959 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 1 MI NW FROM REEDLEY. 1.0 MILE NORTHWEST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT REEDLEY, 3 POLES NORTHWEST OF MILEPOLE 229, AT THE CROSSING OF MANNING AVENUE, IN TOP OF THE NORTHEAST END OF THE SOUTHEAST CONCRETE ABUTMENT OF A LONG BRIDGE OVER KINGS RIVER, 5.1 FEET NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST RAIL, 56 FEET NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, AND ABOUT 1/2 FOOT LOWER THAN THE TRACK.


FOUND DATA
Lat: NA
Long: NA
Alt: NA

Found it at 16:45, 14 May 2003, as described and in good condition. The railroad bridge is gone, but the abutment setting and the pilings in the river remain. The abutment is in a fenced area at the top of a steep embankment. Care should be taken while on-site.

No coordinates taken at this time.

Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The benchmark, GPSr, and the witness post.


The view of the abutment from the southwest. The southeast end of the abutment can be clearly seen. The benchmark is at the far end.


The view to the northwest from the Manning Avenue bridge. The old columns and older pilings of the old railroad bridge can be seen. The railroad bridge in the background is still in use.

2003-05-10

GU3410 - TRANQUILITY MUNICIPAL TANK

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 39.014
Long: 120° 14.960
Alt: 0
Designation: TRANQUILITY MUNICIPAL TANK
Marker Type: NGS Benchmark
Setting: setting not listed - see description
Stability:

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1944 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1944 (JCS) STATION IS LOCATED IN THE N EDGE OF THE TOWN OF TRANQUILITY, 180 FEET E OF CENTER LINE OF B STREET, 116 FEET S OF CENTER LINE OF 4TH STREET, AND IS A SILVER-COLORED, ELEVATED, STEEL WATER TANK ABOUT 100 FEET HIGH. ITS APEX WAS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION.

1/1/1962 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1962 (JCC) THE STATION WAS RECOVERED AS PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED BY J.C.S. IN 1944.

1/1/1971 by NGS (MONUMENTED)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1971 (WMJ) THE TRANQUILLITY MUNICIPAL WATER TANK WAS VISITED AND RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED IN 1944. IT IS LOCATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF JANCHE STREET AND SILVEIRA STREET IN TRANQUILLITY AND THE SIDE OF THE TANK IS PAINTED LIGHT BLUE IN COLOR.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 39.031
Long: 120° 14.952
Alt: NA

Found it at 13:20, 10 May 2003. Found it as described and in good condition. The tank is now painted silver and is located in a Fresno County maintenence yard.

WGS84 coordinates found by 2 minute occupation in the street about 80 feet north of the tank with 9 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

The tank and the GPSr.


The view southeasterly toward the tank.

2003-05-08

GT1269 - REEDLEY

County: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

PUBLISHED DATA
Lat: 36° 35.933
Long: 119° 27.183
Alt: 350.3
Designation: REEDLEY
Marker Type: bench mark disk
Setting: set into the top of a round concrete monument
Stability: May hold, but of type commonly subject to surface motion.

Documented History (by the NGS)
1/1/1935 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1935 AT REEDLEY. AT REEDLEY, FRESNO COUNTY, AT THE CITY PARK, AT THE CORNER OF G AND NINTH STREETS, 15 FEET EAST OF AN AMERICAN LEGION MONUMENT, 6.5 FEET NORTH OF A FLAGPOLE, AND 2-1/2 FEET ABOVE GROUND. A STANDARD DISK, STAMPED REEDLEY 1935 AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST.


FOUND DATA
Lat: 36° 35.932
Long: 119° 27.186
Alt: NA

Found it at 17:45, 08 May 2003. Found it as described and in good condition. The description mentions a nearby American Legion Monument and a flagpole. Both are missing.

Original coordinates (NAD83) off by only about 20 feet when in WGS84 mode. WGS84 coordinates found by 3 minute occupation with 4 strong satellites and 1 WAAS satellite.

Benchmark detail.


Benchmark detail.


The benchmark and the GPSr.


The view to the north. The city's municipal bandshell and the restored original bandstand are in the distance.


The view to the east. The flagpole and the American Legion Monument mentioned in the benchmark description have been removed, but would be in this picture if they were still there.