Monday, March 20, 2006

Lucin Cutoff Causeway


Can you tell me if the causeway across the Great Salt Lake is still traverseable by automobile?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


The only crossing is the Lucin cut-off, which has a dirt road next to the rail line – for official use only.

You can drive the dirt track of the former transcontinental route around the north end of the lake (with a stop at Golden Spike National Historic Site – where the pavement ends). Be prepared with plenty of water, field supplies/gear, and a full tank of gas in a high clearance vehicle. Its a long trip across the alkaline desert, but well worth it.

Bob Spude – Historian – Cultural Resources Management – National Park Service – Intermountain Region – 505.988.6770 Voice – 505.988.6876 Fax

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

3/20/2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

There is another causeway to Antelope Island.

Additonal Links:

Great Salt Lake

Great Salt Lake Causeway, 1950's construction

How has the railroad causeway affected the Great Salt Lake?

3/20/2006 10:58 AM  

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