Maine Waldo-Hancock Bridge, Amendment No. 2 (1929)

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The Maine Waldo-Hancock Bridge Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 2, was on the September 9, 1929 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed for the issuance of bonds of up to $1.2 million pay for building a bridge across the Penobscot River to be called the Waldo-Hancock Bridge.[1][2] This amended Section 17 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Aftermath

On September 12, 1955, $90,000 bonded indebtedness remained on the Waldo-Hancock Bridge, but $101,250.28 in cash deposit was available to pay for this.[4] On October 12, 1959, a debt of $45,000 remained on the bridge, but a cash deposit of $67,752.36 was available to pay it.[5]

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 2 (1929)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 58,206 57.04%
No43,84442.96%

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 amended constitutional language 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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