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Hwy 97 Link River Interchange series - Klamath Falls, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 13.136 W 121° 47.383
10T E 599888 N 4674794
Quick Description: A series of SIX benchmarks located on both Hwy 97 exits (north and south) into Klamath Falls as well as three benchmarks on the main highway overpass over the Link River, in Klamath Falls, OR.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2012 9:47:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBDM
Views: 8

Long Description:
This series of six benchmarks are spread out over two highway exits (north and south) into Klamath Falls as well as three benchmarks on the highway overpass over the Link River in Klamath Falls. Five of the benchmarks are imbedded in the top of concrete side rails and one benchmark (Hwy 97 north exit) is imbedded on the ground between two metal railings. Two benchmarks (both on the Hwy 97 North exit) were in poor condition and had major scratch/drill marks gouged into them. Two benchmarks in concrete siderails in the northern part of the interchange are completely covered in paint and barely any type is legible on them.

*NOTE* One of the Hwy 97 Main Highway Overpass benchmarks is actually a Reference Mark. It's possible that the other two benchmarks on the northern part of the interchange are reference marks too, but are too covered with paint to be legible.

Attached pictures show the benchmarks and reference views to help you locate them if you decide to visit and log these benchmarks yourself.
Condition: Mark found in poor condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: State Highway Department (OR)

Monumentation type: BENCH MARK (or B.M.) Disk

County: Klamath Falls

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Klamath Falls

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): 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

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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