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. This amended Section 17 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.
On September 12, 1955, $1,110,000 bonded indebtedness remained on the Kennebec Bridge. On October 12, 1959, the debt was $925,000.
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.
| Maine Amendment No. 1 (1925)|
| Yes|| 54,107|| 86.80%|
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.
The full text of the constitutional changes can be read here.
Other measures that have been used to seek funding for similar bridge projects include the following:
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 3, 2014
- ↑ Lewiston Evening Journal, "List of Questions," September 8, 1925
- ↑ Resolves of the State of Maine Passed by the Eighty-Second Legislature 1925, "Chapter 71," accessed April 18, 2014
- ↑ Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," September 9, 1955
- ↑ Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 5, 1959
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 16, 2014