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Vessels using bridge plates at boarding and disembarking areas, access shall comply with the following:
18.14.1
A maximum slope of 1:8 to 1:10 is allowed for a maximum rise of three inches (3" = 76mm). A maximum slope that is less steep than 1:10 and no steeper than 1:12 is allowed for a maximum rise of six inches (6" = 152mm).
18.14.2
Bridge Plates shall have a minimum clear width of at least 36 inches (36" = 914mm).
18.14.3
Bridge Plates longer than six feet (6' = 1829mm) are marine ramps and shall comply with 521 CMR 18.13, Marine Ramps.

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