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Kill Van Kull

Kill Van Kull (kĭl văn kŭl) [key], channel, 4 mi (6.4 km) long and .5 mi (.8 km) wide, connecting Upper New York Bay with Newark Bay, between Bayonne, N.J., and Staten Island, N.Y. It is the main route for ships docking at the busy harbors of Port Elizabeth and Port Newark, N.J. Bayonne Bridge (1931; 1,652 ft/504 m long), the second longest steel-arch bridge in the United States, spans the channel.

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