Reynolds Channel

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LIRR bridge over the channel

Reynolds Channel is a strait in Nassau County, New York that separates Long Beach Barrier Island, which contains the City of Long Beach and the villages of Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout, from Long Island, Barnum Island, Harbor Isle, and various uninhabited islands between Long Beach Island and Long Island. The channel begins at the East Rockaway Inlet and ends at Point Lookout, where it merges with the Jones Inlet. Four bridges cross the channel: the Atlantic Beach Bridge, the Long Island Rail Road's Long Beach Branch bridge, the Long Beach Boulevard Bridge, and the Loop Parkway Bridge. The channel is named after William Reynolds, a developer and former State Senator who greatly built up Long Beach Island in the early 20th century.

Coordinates: 40°35′37″N 73°41′04″W / 40.593621°N 73.684530°W / 40.593621; -73.684530

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