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. This amended Section 17 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.
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. 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.
| Maine Amendment No. 2 (1929)|
| Yes|| 58,206|| 57.04%|
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 amended constitutional language 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 Daily Sun, "List of Questions," September 3 , 1929
- ↑ Resolves of the State of Maine Passed by the Eighty-Fourth Legislature 1929, "Chapter 147," accessed April 18, 2014
- ↑ Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," September 9, 1955
- ↑ Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 5, 1959