Patrick Feller

About Me 

Email: nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/

Recent Updates 

Abandoned Southern Pacific Railroad Trestle over Wolf Creek (Tyler County, Texas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Wolf Creek on Southern Pacific Railroad
February 28, 2017: Added
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (Matagorda County, Texas)
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FM 457
October 25, 2015: New Street View added
UP - Caney Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Caney Creek on Railroad (UP)
May 6, 2015: Photo imported
US90 San Jacinto River Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over San Jacinto River on US 90
April 15, 2015: Photo imported
BNSF/UP Crossing (Grimes County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over UP Railroad on BNSF Railroad
March 17, 2015: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "Grade Separated Rail Crossing"
UP/BNSF Decker Branch Crossing (Montgomery County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Decker Branch on Railroad
March 17, 2015: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "Grade Separated Rail Crossing"
Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Parker through truss bridge over Little River on CR 264
March 12, 2015: Photo imported
Older FM 486 Little River Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Little River on Fm 486
March 9, 2015: Added
FM 486 Little River Bridge (Milam County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Little River on Fm 486
March 9, 2015: Added
MKT Railroad over the Little River (Milam County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Little River on Union Pacific Railroad
March 9, 2015: Added
Sunshine Road Bridge (Bell County, Texas)
Truss bridge over Little River on Sunshine Road
March 9, 2015: Photo imported
SP - Neches River Tributary Trestle (Anderson County, Texas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Neches River tributary on Texas & New Orleans Railroad/Southern Pacific Rairoad
March 2, 2015: Added
SP - Neches River Bridge (Cherokee County, Texas)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Neches River on Texas & New Orleans Railroad/Southern Pacific Rairoad
March 2, 2015: Added
SP - Jordan Creek Trestle (Cherokee County, Texas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Jordan Creek & CR3313 on Texas & New Orleans Railroad/Southern Pacific Rairoad
March 2, 2015: Added
Cotton Belt - US 175 Overpass (Cherokee County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over US Hwy 175 on Saint Louis Southwestern Railroad (SLSW SSW)
March 2, 2015: Added
UP - Dickinson Bayou Trestle (Galveston County, Texas)
Timber stringer bridge over Dickinson Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad/Galveston Houston & Henderson
March 2, 2015: Added
UP - Dickinson Drainage Ditch Culvert (Galveston County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Drainage Ditch on Union Pacific Railroad/Galveston Houston & Henderson
March 2, 2015: Added
UP - League City Drainage Ditch Culvert (Galveston County, Texas)
Concrete culvert bridge over Drainage Ditch on Union Pacific Railroad/Galveston Houston & Henderson
March 2, 2015: Added
UP - Clear Creek Relief Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Clear Creek Relief Channel on Union Pacific Railroad/Galveston Houston & Henderson
March 2, 2015: Added
UP - Plum Creek Arch (Harris County, Texas)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Plum Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
March 1, 2015: Added
HB&T - Brays Bayou Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Brays Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad Company/Houston Belt & Terminal Railway
March 1, 2015: Added
UP - Lockwood Overpass (Harris County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Lockwood on Houston Belt & Terminal Railway/Union Pacific Railroad
March 1, 2015: Added
Columbia Tap Rail-Trail - TX288 Overpass (Harris County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over SH 288 on Columbia Tap Rail Trail
March 1, 2015: Added
Abandoned Cow Bayou Swing Bridge (Orange County, Texas)
Abandoned warren pony truss bridge over Cow Bayou
February 12, 2015: Photo imported
Texas Electric - Cottonwood Creek Bridge (Collin County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over Cottonwood Creek on Texas Electric Railway
February 12, 2015: Added
SP - Cottonwood Creek Bridge (Collin County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cottonwood Creek on DART
February 12, 2015: Added
Texas Electric - Rowlett Creek Bridge (Collin County, Texas)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Rowlett Creek on Texas Electric Railway
February 12, 2015: Added
SP - Rowlett Creek Brdge (Collin County, Texas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Rowlett Creek on DART
February 12, 2015: Added
Milby Street Roundhouse (Harris County, Texas)
Pony/through girder turntable on Union Pacific Railroad Co., Galveston Subdivision
January 1, 2015: Added
UP - River Road Overpass (Brazoria County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over River Road / 400 on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Angleton Subdivision
December 21, 2014: New Street View added
UP - River Road Overpass (Brazoria County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over River Road / 400 on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Angleton Subdivision
December 21, 2014: Added
Dow Barge Canal Drawbridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over Dow Barge Canal on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Freeport Subdivision
December 21, 2014: Added
Dow Barge Canal Railroad Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Warren pony truss over Dow Barge Canal on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Freeport Subdivision
December 21, 2014: Added
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (Matagorda County, Texas)
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FM 457
December 17, 2014: Photo imported
US 90 Wooden Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Swamp on US 90
December 14, 2014: Photo imported
Taylor Bayou Swing Railroad Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Replaced Swing Bridge over Taylor Bayou on Union-Pacific Railroad Co.
December 14, 2014: New Street View added
Taylor Bayou Swing Railroad Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Replaced Swing Bridge over Taylor Bayou on Union-Pacific Railroad Co.
December 14, 2014: Added
Lost Taylor Bayou Swing Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Lost Swing Bridge over Taylor Bayou on Labelle Road
December 14, 2014: Added
Taylor Bayou Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Taylor Bayou on Labelle Road
December 14, 2014: Added
Collapsed Bridge over Spring Creek on Lost (Logging?) Road (Harris County, Texas)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Spring Creek on Unknown
November 3, 2014: Added
Bayou Serpent Bridge (Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana)
Deck plate girder bridge over Bayou Serpent on Union Pacific Railroad Co., Lake Charles Subdivision
November 3, 2014: Added
UP - Guadalupe River Swing Bridge (Victoria County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Guadalupe River on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Brownsville Subdivision
October 31, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added construction date and original railroad
Continental Avenue Bridge (Dallas County, Texas)
Viaduct over Trinity River on Continental Avenue
October 30, 2014: Photo imported
UP - Old State Highway 35 Overpass (Matagorda County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Old State Highway 35/ County Road 442 on Union Pacific Railroad
October 27, 2014: Added
UP - Tres Palacios River Bridge (Matagorda County, Texas)
Pony/through girder bridge over Tres Palacios River on Union Pacific Railroad
October 27, 2014: Added
MoPac - Salt Bayou Trestle (Brazoria County, Texas)
Abandoned bridge over Salt Bayou on Missouri Pacific RR
October 27, 2014: Added
Unnamed Canal Trestle (Brazoria County, Texas)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Canal on Missouri Pacific RR
October 27, 2014: Added
UP - Angelina River Bridge (Angelina County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Angelina River on Union Pacific Railroad Company, Lufkin Subdivision
September 26, 2014: Added
Timber Rock Railroad Pine Island Bayou Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Angelina River on Timber Rock Railroad Company, Inc.
September 26, 2014: Added
Heights Bike Trail - Studemont Street Overpass (Harris County, Texas)
Steel stringer bridge over Studemont St on Heights Bike Trail
September 22, 2014: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted October 25, 2015

The photos shown are of the FM 457 bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/tx/matagorda/131580060501016/

I know because I took them.

Re: Big Deal
Posted August 11, 2015

I agree, Art.

Re: Arguing
Posted August 10, 2015

Is one allowed to exhibit multiple personalities? That is: Is the display on the board of multiple personalities by one person a trassgrassion?

Re: Re: Thou Shall Not Steal
Posted August 10, 2015

Okay, one of Doug's personalities, now you've done it!

I was reading your post that began: "True It also says forgive those that steal also his trassgrassions and God will forgive you and your trassgrassions Patrick or Jesus will not forgive you for refusing to let it go..."

The post was silly, but I was doing fine with it until the "let it go" part and now that dang song is in my head and I can never forgive your for that...

another trassgrassion, whatever that is...

Re: Re - Bridge to Salvaton Comment
Posted August 10, 2015

But how does that get your other personality to give proper credit to those photographers and copyright holders he's ripping off in producing the hordes of sketches he's unloaded on this website?

What about: Thou shalt not steal?

Bridge to Salvation Comment
Posted August 9, 2015

Steve, Doug and associated personalities:

What I'd like, at the very least, is for whichever personality is in charge at the time to start giving proper attribution to the sources for all those rough sketches that one of your personalities insists on showering upon us.

As to your religious advice, if its anything like the quality of your rough sketches...

Heaven help us.

Salvation Comment
Posted August 9, 2015

Steve Tunder, I'll burn that bridge when I come to it.

Bridge Sketch Comments
Posted August 9, 2015

Then he is continuing to fail to give proper attribution!!!

Bridge Comments
Posted August 9, 2015

But, Steve Tunder, how do you feel about the whole bridge sketch thing?

Bridge Sketch Comments
Posted August 9, 2015

Douglas Butler, you said "Keep coming with the critics not bothered"

Does that also mean that you will continue not to bother to properly credit the sources of the photographs on which your rough sketches are based? Any serious academic, at whatever level of education, recognizes that such credit is basic.

Bridge Sketch Comments
Posted August 9, 2015

The bottom line is that, in every case, the attempted sketches are extremely loosely drawn "copies" of photographs, and posted without attribution. The photographers, who did the real work, and the owners of copyrights, are not in any way represented.

Some time ago, Douglas Butler was posting photographs without attribution. When James learned of that he had to spend considerable time locating and deleting those. It could be argued that Mr. Butler should have been penalized for that.

Such unattributed use hurts the credibility of what is an important website. I'll leave it to others to confirm any legal liability

Yes, the simple fact that the sketches are not at all technical drawings is important and others are absolutely correct in stating that (especially in the case of these crude sketches) the sketching process misses important detail and context.

There, though, lies peril. Many years ago I worked as a structural draftsman, just before CAD became the norm. While I might be inclined to push to delete the sketches based on quality alone, I am aware that there could then develop a tendency to judge original photographs on the same terms. Who makes that determination, Anonymous?

Posted July 22, 2015

Much as I'd like to see a bridge tunnel or a trestle tunnel, this trestle and tunnel appear to be two entirely separate structures, functionally and structurally independent of each other.

Posted May 12, 2015

That is a great picture of the bridge in a flood. Though faded, the color is still there in the print. Do you have any idea what film was used for the 1923 photo?

Shadle Bridge (West Virginia)
Posted May 2, 2015

And the Piano Bridge in Fayette County, Texas got its name from the sound made when driving over its decking.

What's in a name?
Posted April 14, 2015

While they may not be a majority of listings, a lot of bridges do indeed have commonly used names, many of which will not fit naming conventions being discussed. In Houston here, for example, the many bridges over Buffalo Bayou do have commonly used names, many using the name of the street crossing the bayou, some the railroad, some use variations of abbreviations for a railroad historically associated with the bridge, and some of those do indeed look like reporting marks. These names are reflected in articles and books on Houston. Quite a few have names on plaques or markers. In someone's enthusiasm for reporting marks, many of these genuinely commonly used names were removed or changed.

Houston's Jensen Drive bridge over Buffalo Bayou is identified on its plaque as the Hill Street Bridge. With the alternate name provided in the listing, both names are recorded. The listing's overview provides other critical information: "Haunched steel stringer bridge over Buffalo Bayou on South Jensen Drive".

Do we want to get too formulaic with these names? Are we risking seeing a recognized historic name for a bridge, a commonly used name that may be reflected on a plaque on the bridge, replaced by the formulaic name?

Let's not forget that the overview does an important job for someone searching for a bridge or trying to identify one.

Are we risking seeing one rigid formula replaced by another, when neither formula reflects the bridge's commonly used or historic names.