Dept. of Public Works - BM4-103
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NightKnight
N 38° 25.830 W 121° 23.883
10S E 639824 N 4254796
Quick Description: Benchmark not included in GC.com data base but listed in the NGS database. Mark is a metal disc set in the east sidewalk at the south end of a bridge over Sheldon Creek.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2007 12:49:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TED
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 34

Long Description:
NGS Data sheet reads as follows:
DESCRIBED BY CALTRANS 2004 (FTC) THE STATION IS LOCATED IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY NEAR LAGUNA AND ABOUT 11.2 KM EAST OF CLARKSBURG, 6.7 KM SOUTH OF FLORIN, 4.3 KM NORTHWEST OF ELK GROVE, AND 2.4 KM NORTHEAST OF LAGUNA. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 99 AND SHELDON ROAD, PROCEED 55 M EAST ON SHELDON ROAD CROSSING OVER STATE HIGHWAY 99 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH EAST STOCKTON ROAD. TURN RIGHT ON EAST STOCKTON ROAD AND PROCEED 865 M SOUTH TO THE STATION ON THE LEFT AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE LAGUNA CREEK BRIDGE. THE STATION IS A SACRAMENTO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS BRASS SURVEY DISK SET IN THE CONCRETE SIDEWALK OVER THE BRIDGE ABUTMENT. THE STATION LIES 28.2 M SOUTH OF LIGHT POLE NO. 33299, 7.5 M EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF EAST STOCKTON ROAD, 4.6 M NORTH OF THE SOUTH END OF THE EASTERLY BRIDGE SIDEWALK, 1.5 M WEST OF THE EAST BRIDGE GUARDRAIL, AND ABOUT 0.25 M ABOVE THE ROAD. THIS STATION WAS OCCUPIED AS PART OF A CALTRANS NORTH REGION OFFICE OF SURVEYORS GPS HEIGHT MODERNIZATION PROJECT.

An additional mark, BM4-104 is in the concrete at the north end of the same sidewalk, but is not listed in any data base that I could find.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: BM4-103

Benchmark Agency: Not listed

Monumentation type: Survey Mark

County: Sacramento County, City of Elk Grove

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Florin

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: DH6631

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

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