City to work on funding for damaged trail

City to work on funding for damaged trail
Recent flooding has damaged the Arkansas side of the Big River Crossing. Officials are working to get a price tag on the damages. (Source: WREG-TV)

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT/WREG) - Recent flooding has caused problems for the Big River Crossing trail that links Arkansas and Tennessee, with officials on the Arkansas side working to find ways to repair damage from the storms.

According to Memphis television station WREG, part of the trail on the Arkansas side was closed in the past two months while the Mississippi River was high. The sidewalk on a part of the trail was broken and torn apart, while mud covers the entrance. Meanwhile, officials also blocked off the crossing due to safety concerns.

No one knows exactly how much it will cost to fix the crossing, but a local chamber official said officials took the issue into account as the crossing was being built.

"We knew this was a possibility. It happens. It was a little earlier in the year than we anticipated," Jim Johnson with the West Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau said.

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