AJ2848
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander
N 42° 06.401 W 087° 46.294
16T E 436207 N 4661909
Quick Description: A metal rod (NGS AJ2848) along the Edens Expressway (I-94).
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2006 4:56:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMP13
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 11

Long Description:
From the NGS description:

STATION IS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF NORTHFIELD APPROXIMATELY 3.5 MI SOUTHEAST OF NORTHBROOK IN SECTION 25, T43N, R13E.

TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF INTERSTATE 94 AND IL RT 68 PROCEED EAST ON INTERSTATE 94 FOR 1.5 MILES TO TOWER RD AND EXIT TOWER ROAD TO THE WEST. PROCEED WEST ON TOWER ROAD TO SKOKIE BLVD. AND TAKE SKOKIE BLVD SOUTH FOR 0.7 MI TO THE STATION 25.5 FT EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF SKOKIE BLVD, LOCATED 0.1 MI NORTH OF CENTRAL AVENUE.

STATION IS 55 FT NORTH OF CENTERLINE OF THE ENTRANCE TO WILLOW HILL EXECUTIVE CENTER (ADDRESS 540), 60.4 FT NORTH NORTHEAST OF THE PK NAIL IN THE PAVEMENT, LOCATED EAST OF THE ENTRANCE TO WILLOW CREEK EXECUTIVE CENTER, 9.5 FT SOUTHEAST OF A MANHOLE, 15 FT EAST OF THE EDGE OF PAVEMENT OF SKOKIE BLVD, 2 FT WEST OF THE CHAIN LINK FENCE LINE, AND 2 FT WEST OF AN ORANGE FIBERGLASS WITNESS POST. NOTE- ACCESS TO DATUM POINT THROUGH 6 INCH LOGO 'CAP. DATUM POINT IS 0.70 FT BELOW CAP.

From my visit, it seemed the datum point was much more than 0.70 feet below the cap, but that might have been an optical illusion.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: COO94-1B (on rim)

Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)

Benchmark Agency (if other): Illinois Department of Transportation

Monumentation type: Metal Rod (under a hinged cover)

County: Cook

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name (optional): Park Ridge

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

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

NGS PID: AJ2848

Monumentation type (if other): Not listed

Special category (optional): Not listed

Special Category (if other): 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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