72C005 - Creston, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 07.092 W 116° 31.635
11U E 534496 N 5440703
Quick Description: NRCAN made a bit of a booboo when they mounted this one.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/13/2014 9:42:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMKB9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
Views: 1

Long Description:
This BM is on the vertical wall of an overpass for the railway going over Highway 3. The wall is right on the edge of the highway, thus it can easily be whacked by errant vehicles passing though the underpass. Naturally, this has happened more than once in the past 42 years, so the BM is in pretty bad shape, though I've seen worse. The number stamp is no longer readable so we have to rely on the NRCAN description for identification.

NRCAN:
C.P.R. Overpass for highway no. 3, 4.4 km east of bridge over Kootenay River, 0.3 km west of junction with Highway No. 3a, 0.6 km northeast of junction with highway no. 21, tablet in south face of north concrete abutment, 30 cm east of west corner of main abutment, 50 cm above highway level.
Unique Designation: 72C005

Marker Type: Benchmark Disk

Condition: Damaged

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