Learn about Utah's Lucin Cutoff. In 1903, the railroad built a wooden trestle, called the Lucin Cutoff, to save time and mileage by establishing a direct route across the lake. But salt encrusted the wood piles and the cutoff became a rickety fire hazard. This video is extracted from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah). The series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout the state of Utah, giving the student and interested viewer valuable field trip experiences.