Maine Kennebec Bridge, Referendum Question No. 3 (1972)

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The Maine Kennebec Bridge Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 3, was on the June 19, 1972 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $4 million in bonds for the construction of a toll bridge across the Kennebec River between Waterville and Winslow.[2]


In 1925, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment funded the construction of a bridge across the Kennebec River between Bath and Woolwich.

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 3 (1972)
Defeatedd No109,00462.73%
Yes 64,776 37.27%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


"Shall a bond issue be ratified in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 as set forth in 'An Act to Authorize the Construction of a Toll Bridge Across the Kennebec River between the Municipalities of Waterville and Winslow,' passed by the 105th Legislature?" [3]

Similar measures

Other measures that have been used to seek funding for similar bridge projects include the following:

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 16, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," June 12, 1972
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.