Bench Mark Sheet for 8530743, POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER NJ

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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


To reach the tidal bench marks at Kearny from exit 15E on the New Jersey
Turnpike, proceed east on Routes 1 & 9, across the Passaic River to the first
road on the right (Jacobus Avenue), then turn right and proceed north and west
after crossing the intersection.  The bench marks are in the near area and the
gage and staff were at the NE corner of the bridge over the Passaic River.


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0743 B 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0743 B TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2480
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)          LONGITUDE:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


The primary bench mark is a disk located on the east side and under the Routes 1
& 9 bridge over the Passaic River, between the fourth and fifth row of columns
east of the river in the most northerly row, 19.69 m (64.6 ft) north of the NE
corner of the most southerly column of the fourth row, 12.77 m (41.9 ft) west of
the NW corner of the fifth row, and 11 m (36 ft) east of the NE corner of the
most northerly of the fourth row.  The bench mark is crimped to the top of a
copper-coated steel rod driven 4.1 m (13.5 ft) to refusal, and encased in a PVC
pipe and concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0743 A 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0743 A TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2479
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Foundation of large structure         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)          LONGITUDE:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


The bench mark is a disk set vertically into the SW corner on the west face of a
three-story concrete and metal building on the property  of the Tompkins
Tidewater Terminal, north of the Routes 1 & 9 bridge over the Passaic River,
50.14 m (164.5 ft) SE of the SW corner of a two-story building, 26.21 m (86.0
ft) east of the bulkhead, and 23.41 m (76.8 ft) NE of the end of a concrete wall
on the NW corner of an old abutment of the abandonded bridge.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0743 C 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0743 C TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2481
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)          LONGITUDE:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


The bench mark is a disk located on the east side of the Passaic River, 85.34 m
(280.0 ft) east of the east side of the underpass at Jacobus Avenue, under the
north side of Routes 1 & 9, 22.71 m (74.5 ft) south of the SE corner of a
one-story brick building, and 3.14 m (10.3 ft) SE of utility pole No. 3990.  The
bench mark is set 6 cm (0.2 ft) below ground level, crimped to the top of a
copper-coated steel rod driven 15.2 m (50 ft), and encased in a PVC pipe and
concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  0743 D 1975
                         DESIGNATION:          853 0743 D TIDAL

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2482
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Survey (NOS)           IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Copper clad steel rod                 OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)          LONGITUDE:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


The bench mark is a disk located on the east side and under the Routes 1 & 9
bridge over the Passaic River, 42.52 m (139.5 ft) NW of the SW corner of a
one-story building in line with the second row of columns from the north side of
the bridge, 8.23 m (27.0 ft) south of the south curb, and 3.66 m (12.0 ft) south
of the chainlink fence in front of the Western Electric facility.  The bench
mark is set 6 cm (0.2 ft) below ground level, crimped to the top of a
copper-coated steel rod driven 15.2 m (50 ft), and encased in a PVC pipe and
concrete kickblock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  NO 4 1953
                         DESIGNATION:          TIDAL 4 STA 7

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         2483
AGENCY:                  US Coast & Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                                 IDB PID#:  KV0266
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete monument                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)          LONGITUDE:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


The bench mark is a disk set in the top of a 1 x 1 m (3 x 4 ft) concrete
monument between the concrete retaining wall and an old bridge abutment, 0.8 km
(0.5 mi) NE along State Highway 25 from the police and fire station, 3.66 m
(12.0 ft) NW of a concrete retaining wall, 2.74 m (9.0 ft) SW of the NE edge of
the abutment, and 0.91 m (3.0 ft) above ground level.

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                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  C 72 1965
                         DESIGNATION:          C 72

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:         2484
AGENCY:                  US Coast & Geodetic Survey
                         (USC&GS)                                 IDB PID#:  KV0265
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Abutment                              OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)          LONGITUDE:  74°  6.8' W ( -74.11330)


The bench mark is a disk set vertically in the NE face of the SE abutment for
the Truck Routes 1 & 9 (also State Highway 25) bridge over the Passaic River in
Kearny, near the intersection of Kearny and Jacobus Avenue, 0.61 m (2.0 ft) SE
of the north corner of the abutment, 0.79 m (2.6 ft) above ground, and 1.07 m
(3.5 ft) above the road surface.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      11 MONTHS
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1976 - November 1976
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  8518750 THE BATTERY, NEW YORK HARBOR


Elevations of tidal datums referred to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), in METERS:

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.750
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.655
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.884
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.861
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.068
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     0743 B 1975                                 2.889    1.234
     0743 A 1975                                 3.320    1.665
     0743 C 1975                                 3.226    1.571
     0743 D 1975                                 3.589    1.934
     NO 4 1953                                   6.322    4.667
     C 72 1965                                   4.428    2.773


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                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 8530743                         PUBLICATION DATE:  05/28/2004
Name:       POINT NO POINT, PASSAIC RIVER                     
            NJ
NOAA Chart: 287                             Latitude:   40° 43.9' N (  40.73170)
USGS Quad:  JERSEY CITY                     Longitude:  74°  7.0' W ( -74.11670)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


Mean Sea Level (MSL) is a tidal datum determined over a 19-year National Tidal
Datum Epoch.  It pertains to local mean sea level and should not be confused
with the fixed datums of North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88).

NAVD88 is a fixed datum derived from a simultaneous, least squares, minimum
constraint adjustment of Canadian/Mexican/United States leveling observations.
Local mean sea level observed at Father Point/Rimouski, Canada was held fixed as
the single initial constraint.  NAVD88 replaces NGVD29 as the national
standard geodetic reference for heights.  Bench mark elevations relative to
NAVD88 are available from NGS through the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NGVD29 is a fixed datum adopted as a national standard geodetic reference for
heights but is now considered superseded.  NGVD29 is sometimes referred to as
Sea Level Datum of 1929 or as Mean Sea Level on some early issues of Geological
Survey Topographic Quads.  NGVD29 was originally derived from a general
adjustment of the first-order leveling networks of the U.S. and Canada after
holding mean sea level observed at 26 long term tide stations as fixed.
Numerous local and wide-spread adjustments have been made since establishment in
1929.  Bench mark elevations relative to NGVD29 are available from the National
Geodetic Survey (NGS) data base via the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NAVD88 and NGVD29 are fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationships to
local MSL and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to
another.

The Vertical Mark Number (VM#) and PID# shown on the bench mark sheet are unique
identifiers for bench marks in the tidal and geodetic databases, respectively.
Each bench mark in either database has a single, unique VM# and/or PID# assigned.
Where both VM# and PID# are indicated, both tidal and geodetic elevations are
available for the bench mark listed. The NGS's Integrated Data Base (IDB PID)
provides geodetic datum based on traditionally leveled and bluebooked ties to
the National Spatial Reference System(NSRS) https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datasheets/.
The NGS Online Positioning User Service (OPUS PID) provides geodetic datum based
on GPS position & tie it to the NSRS https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/OPUS/.

The NAVD88 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have NAVD88 elevations.
The NAVD88 elevation relationship shown in the table is derived from an average
of several bench mark elevations relative to tide station datum.  As a result of
this averaging, NAVD88 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from NAVD88 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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