No doubt some will miss the mural on the railroad bridge which was painted over last week [“Take Another Little Piece of My Art
,” News, Oct. 19]. If the artist had permission from Union Pacific to adorn their bridge, then obviously there was some miscommunication. Typically, however, no permission is obtained, so such artwork is usually a violation of trespassing laws and property rights. If someone tagged or applied a mural to my house or to City Hall without permission, the art would be gone in short order. Union Pacific was quite patient in leaving it up as long as it did. In this case, I suspect the repainting of the bridge was done by a contractor as a part of scheduled maintenance and not directly by the railroad.