Wells Harbor Pedestrian Crossing Feasibility Study

Introduction
"This document is an engineering report prepared for the Town of Wells by Dirigo Student Engineering (DSE) regarding the research, analysis and design of a pedestrian crossing in Wells Harbor. This report includes information on a site analysis, routing, conceptual bridge design, applicable regulatory considerations and a cost estimation. The body of this report describes in general terms the problems identified, solutions developed, methods used, and recommendations made while the appendices contain supporting technical detail.

DSE is a group of senior students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Maine, Orono. Specifically we are Christopher Marchetti (Project Manager), Jonathan Englehardt, Cullen Finn, Ernest Kilbride, Imre Kormendy and Jack Miniutti. Our team name stems from the State of Maine’s motto “Dirigo,” which is Latin for “I lead” or “I direct.” In engineering, leadership is an essential attribute when dealing with problems that need to be solved. DSE takes pride in our leadership abilities and strong initiative in developing solutions for the Wells Harbor pedestrian crossing.

Our work on this project is part of our required capstone design course, a real-world “service learning” experience for students to transition from academic coursework to the professional workplace. However, because we are students, our recommendations cannot be used as a substitute for professional engineering services. For additional information, please refer to the Disclaimer section at the end of this report."
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