Fife Club Posted September 22, 2012 Share Posted September 22, 2012 (edited) Before I get to the "what should I do?" question, I'd first like a confirmation of what I believe to be true. I was out scouting locations and just happened to stumble across a benchmark. So as before I took a photograph so I could log it later. It was on the eastern side of the south end of the state highway 49 bridge over Lake Wylie (which was the Catawba River 80 years ago). The benchmark says "niners" and "2003" but otherwise doesn't have any PID or other identification on it so I searched by GPS coordinates. By GPS I found an amazingly close match with PID FA4385. Other than being the closest to my GPS coordinates, the description says "THE STATION IS LOCATED AT THE EAST CORNER OF THE STATE HIGHWAY 49 BRIDGE OVER THE CATAWBA RIVER, NEAR A GUARDRAIL". Sounds like an exact match, right? But PID FA4385 says it was monumented in 1988 and recovered in 1989 and 1990. The problem is that that bridge was torn down and replaced with a new bridge a few hundred feet parallel in 2003, which would explain why the benchmark I found says 2003. The old bridge was destroyed so I assume the old benchmark was destroyed too. So it sounds to me like what I found is not PID FA4385 but a new benchmark monumented in 2003 but never listed. Agree? So now what? Can I log it here on geocaching.com? I don't mind writing to NGS with my find info, but I honestly have no interest in Waymarking.com. If I can't log my find here on geocaching.com, do they ever update the info so that I may be able to after I report it? Thanks! Edited September 22, 2012 by Fife Club Quote Link to comment
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