Hell Gate


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Hell Gate,

narrow channel of the East River, SE N.Y., between Wards Island and Astoria, Queens, New York City. Named Hellegat by the Dutch navigator Adriaen Block, who passed through it into Long Island Sound in 1614, it was dangerous to ships because of its strong tidal currents and rocks. Cleared of all obstacles, it allows oceangoing vessels to sail between New York harbor and Long Island Sound. It is crossed by the Robert F. Kennedy (formerly Triborough) highway bridge and by the Hell Gate railroad bridge.
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Mots cies: polynie, Arctique, oiseaux de l'Arctique, diversite des especes, arrivee du printemps, Hell Gate, inventaire des especes
First to vibrant Vancouver, with its stunning Pacific Rim setting, before boarding the Rocky Mountineer for a memorable two-day train journey to Banff, taking in an array of impressive natural sights such as Fraser Canyon, the spectacular Spiral Tunnels and Hell Gate.
Boarding the first train of the day at NYC's Penn Station, we were soon crossing the East River via the Hell Gate Bridge with the early morning sun reflecting off the Manhattan skyline from the Battery to the Bronx.
Hell Gate, on a parcel between East 132nd and East 134th streets, Locust Avenue and the East River, in the Bronx, two units.
Ammann's initial break came as inspector of construction on the Hell Gate Bridge.
Swimmers ranging in age from 17 to 63 set off from Battery Park on the morning tide, taking a counterclockwise route up the East River, through the tricky currents of Hell Gate into the Harlem River and back down Manhattan's west side to the starting point.
Hell Gate Bridge, a cantilevered steel arch spanning the Harlem R.
The bridge as we know it today was drawn up by London firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, based on the design of the Hell Gate Bridge in New York.
Incidental Observations of Birds in the Vicinity of Hell Gate Polynya, Nunavut: Species, Timing, and Diversity.
The 29ft-long replica of New York's Hell Gate Bridge, valued at about pounds 554,000, was damaged at the Baltic while on display there in 2002, according to a BBC documentary to be aired tonight.
Answer: Sydney Harbour Bridge (designed first by Mott, Hay and Anderson), which was itself based on Hell Gate Bridge in New York.
The largest currents and largest errors are at the three moorings in Cardigan Strait and Hell Gate (HM1-HM3), where the model underestimates the currents.