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Maine Passagassawaukeag River Bridge, Referendum Question No. 1 (1959)

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The Maine Passagassawaukeag River Bridge Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 1, was on the September 9, 1959 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued up to $3.9 million in bonds to construct a bridge across the Passagassawaukeag River at Belfast.[1][2]


At the time this bond issue was placed on the ballot, the state of Maine had $44,040,000 in bonded indebtedness for various bridge and ferry projects.[2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 1 (1959)
Approveda Yes 36,662 73.13%

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 $3,900,000 as set forth in 'An Act to Authorize the Construction of a Bridge Across Passagassawaukeag River at Belfast,' passed by the 99th Legislature?" [3]

Similar measures

Other measures that have been used to seek funding 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 8, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 5, 1959
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.