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Southern Pacific Railroad, Ogden-Lucin Cutoff Trestle, Spanning Great Salt Lake, Brigham City, Box Elder County, UT

Southern Pacific Railroad, Ogden-Lucin Cutoff Trestle, Spanning Great Salt Lake, Brigham City, Box Elder County, UT

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Summary

Significance: The Ogden-Lucin Cut-Off, built 1902-1904 by the Southern Pacific Railroad across the Great Salt Lake, is possibly the most noteworthy achievement of bridge and fill work in the United States. William Hood, Chief Engineer of the Southern Pacific, supervised the construction, which involved a multitude of unique problems due to the unpredictability of the salt and mud lake bottom. The cut-off eliminated 44 miles of extreme grades and curves found on the original transcontinental route through the Promontory Mountains.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-6
Survey number: HAER UT-13
Building/structure dates: 1902- 1904 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72001257

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Hood, William
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Location

Brigham City (Utah)41.51021, -112.01550
Google Map of 41.5102129, -112.0155015
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