Maine Kennebec Bridge Bond Issue, Amendment No. 1 (1925)

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The Maine Kennebec Bridge Bond Issue Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 1, was on the September 14, 1925 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the issuing of bonds to fund the building of a bridge across the Kennebec River between the city of Bath and the town of Woolwich.[1][2] This amended Section 17 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Aftermath

On September 12, 1955, $1,110,000 bonded indebtedness remained on the Kennebec Bridge.[4] On October 12, 1959, the debt was $925,000.[5]

In 1972, a legislatively-referred bond question was voted upon that would have issued $4 million in bonds for the construction of a toll bridge across the Kennebec River between Waterville and Winslow, but the measure was defeated.[6]

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 1 (1925)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 54,107 86.80%
No8,22813.20%

Election results via: Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 17

The full text of the ballot language can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes can be read here.

Similar measures

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

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