2014-11-29

GU1161 - H 363

This mark, and GU1162 along with it, are gone as far as I can tell.  The described airport is gone and there is nothing that even indicates there was an airport here.  A look at an aerial photo of the area shows where one may have been, but the surface feature that looks as it may have been a runway is now a ponding basin.

Published details for Benchmark: GU1161
N 36° 42.750
W 120° 01.983 (NAD 83)
Altitude: 223.3
Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is VERTCON and location is SCALED.

Location: In FRESNO county, CA View Original Datasheet
Designation: H 363
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)

1/1/1953 by CGS (MONUMENTED)

1/1/1959 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 2.1 MI SE FROM KERMAN. 1.0 MILE EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD FROM THE STATION AT KERMAN, THENCE 0.55 MILE SOUTH ALONG GOLDEN ROD AVENUE, THENCE 0.55 MILE EAST ALONG CHURCH AVENUE, AT BLAND AIRPORT, 31 1/2 FEET SOUTH OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AVENUE, 2.0 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST ONE OF TWO SMALL HANGARS, ABOUT 1/2 FOOT HIGHER THAN THE AVENUE, AND SET IN THE TOP OF A CONCRETE POST PROJECTING 0.2 FOOT ABOVE THE GROUND.

Published details for Benchmark: GU1161
GU1161 was briefly searched for 12:10, 29 November 2014.

The mark was not located. The described airport no longer exists, nor do the hangers that are described. A building used for farm purposes, on the south side of Church Avenue may have been one of the hangers, however, the mark was not located near the northeast corner of that building.

No new coordinates were taken.

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