Research and Creative Work

In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. 

Railroad Preservation Plan

Date: 12/12/2018
Principal Researchers:

Christopher Koziol, Fred Rutz, Michael Holleran

Location: Cimarron, Colorado

One span of a nineteenth century truss bridge of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, a locomotive, and seven pieces of rolling stock--all owned by the City of Montrose and the Curecanti National Recreation Area--were badly in need of repair and restoration. As part of a College of Architecture and Planning graduate studio, students evaluated the deteriorating railroad structure and components. Students undertook a condition assessment, developed a restoration and maintenance plan, and prepared a report proposing alternatives for long-term development and interpretation.

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