The Bolivar aqueduct is a historic Ohio-Erie canal site of a former aqueduct bridge that carried canal boats over the Tuscarawas river one half mile west of the Village of Bolivar. The information researched and links provided within this page is intended to become a complete index of historical resources regarding the Bolivar Ohio-Erie canal aqueduct over the Tuscarawas river. Resources include:
American canals offers a few photographs of the Bolivar aqueduct and also has images available of the entire canal.
Tuscarawas County Historical Society offers the book History of the Ohio Erie Canal in Tuscarawas County by Earl P. Olmstead: A detailed look at the Ohio Erie Canal In Tuscarawas County with chapters on each lock from the two aqueducts in Bolivar to Lock 22 in Newcomerstown. Old photographs and maps show the details of the Ohio Erie Canal in Tuscarawas County from 1828-1913.
Foursquare maintains a "check in at the Bolivar Aqueduct" for bikers, canoers, fisherman and hikers and we also established a Facebook page at URL: https://www.facebook.com/BolivarBridgeOnStRt212 that focuses on both the Bolivar Aqueduct and the Wheeling & Lake Erie RR 12' 6" low bridge which is also the site of many accidents.
Ohio & Erie Canal-way Coalition purchased land along the Towpath Trail with funding from Ohio Public Works Commission and Friends of Tuscarawas Parks. The land north of Bolivar was purchased from the McDonnell’s. This land, situated on an American Scenic Byway Route 212 and the Tuscarawas River, provides the site for a trail-head and access to the river for canoeing, fishing, easy access to the Towpath Trail, the Tuscarawas River, and important historic remnants of the Ohio & Erie Canal Bolivar aqueduct according to http://www.ohioeriecanal.org/trailupdate.html .
The Ohio-Erie Canal on Wikipedia offers more in-depth information about the history of the Ohio-Erie canal.