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.