Precise Surveys for Mackinac Bridge

by R. M. Boynton,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


A brief description is given of the magnitude of the project and the surveying problems involved. Equipment and methods used to established a major triangulation net on land; a minor triangulation net of six sea towers for locating piers; and vertical control across approximately four miles of water is described.

Subject Headings: Triangulation | Land surveys | Bridge towers | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Equipment and machinery | Seas and oceans | Piers

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