2 landowners object to trail on levee's top

Lawsuit says Big River path intrusive, invites trespassers


Photographs by SOURCE: bigrivertrail.com / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Map showing the location of the Carlson property and the Big River Trail

ANTHONYVILLE -- A lawsuit in Crittenden County and maybe $200 worth of steel posts and wire have thrown a kink into the use of a trail for bicyclists and hikers topping 70 miles of levees along the Mississippi River between West Memphis and Marianna.


Steel posts and wire block a gate installed for bicyclists and hikers on the Big River Trail on the Mississippi River levee n... + Enlarge

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GoUSA says...

I hope Mr. Carlson and Mr. Walthal prevail in their lawsuit. Attacks by the government on private landowner property rights is growing. Expanding the interpretation of the right of way to include this trail is wrong. Sounds like another urban vs. rural issue. Why should rural Arkansas private property landowners shoulder the burden of a bike trail? Next the government will bring out the big stick of eminent domain and another RoW. Please do not sit by and watch as a basic American right of private land ownership is destroyed by governmental overreach. Next time it could be a bike trail through your backyard.

Posted 13 August 2017, 3:05 p.m. Suggest removal

RBBrittain says...

This is a PUBLIC levee, NOT private property. They want the benefits of a government-built levee for their own private property, while blocking the benefit the trail brings to other members of the public.

Posted 10 November 2017, 3:24 a.m. Suggest removal

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