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Maine Lewiston-Auburn Toll Bridge Bond Issue, Referendum Question No. 3 (1951)

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The Maine Lewiston-Auburn Toll Bridge Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 3, was on the September 10, 1951 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $3 million in bonds to construct a toll bridge across the Androscoggin River between the cities of Lewiston and Auburn.[2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 3 (1951)
Defeatedd No28,01054.82%
Yes 23,088 45.18%

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 $3,000,000 as set forth in 'An Act to Authorize the Construction of a Toll bridge Across the Androscoggin River Between the Cities of Lewiston and Auburn,' passed by the 95th Legislature?" [3]

Similar measures

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

See also

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External links


  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 8, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," August 31, 1951
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.