U.S.E.D. at Old Clay’s Ferry Bridge, Lexington, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wuja
N 37° 53.240 W 084° 20.352
16S E 733989 N 4196652
Quick Description: US Engineer Department, Cincinnati District RP (Reference Point?) disk.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2007 7:44:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM1EBC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 26

Long Description:
The marker was most likely monumented in early 1900's but it could be as late as 1947.

The bridge was built in 1879. The (First) Cincinnati District of Corps of Engineers was formed in 1866 and disbanded in 1947. The Second Cincinnati District was established in 1880 to direct civil works on Ohio River tributaries, and was abolished in 1922. The downstream Lock No. 9 was opened for navigation in 1903 and upstream Lock No. 10 about 1906.

The most similar disk image I found is for HY1179 (visit link) which is however a B.M. disk.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: R P

Benchmark Agency: US Engineer Department

Benchmark Agency (if other): US Engineer Department, Cincinnati District

Monumentation type: Disk (unspecified type)

County: Fayette, KY

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Ford, KY

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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