Address: 30 mi. W of Ogden at N arm of Great Salt Lake, Ogden, Utah. County/parish: Box Elder.
Removed from the National Register of Historic Places October 23, 2018.
The Lucin Cutoff is a 102-mile (164 km) railroad line in Utah which runs from Ogden to its namesake in Lucin. The most prominent feature of the cutoff was a 12-mile (19 km) long railroad trestle crossing the Great Salt Lake, in use from 1904 until the late 1950s, and since replaced by a rock and dirt causeway. The cutoff was originally built by the Southern Pacific Railroad as a means of shortening the First Transcontinental Railroad. Today the cutoff is owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad as a significant part of the Lakeside Subdivision, which runs from Ogden to Wells, Nevada, and is one of the many subdivisions of the Overland Route.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/72001257