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All piers or docks constructed hereafter shall have dimensions which conform to the following:
(A) The length of all piers or docks extending from the shore line shall be limited to the pier line as established and shown on the pier line map.
(B) The height of the deck of all fixed piers shall be not less than the mean high-water line, which for the purposes of this subchapter, shall be established at 6.5 feet MLW, Beaufort Datum.
(C) All walkway projections from the shore outward shall have a minimum width of three feet and a handrail on at least one side of the projection.
(D) The width of all T-heads, pierheads, or projections running parallel to the shore line shall be not less than four feet and shall have a handrail on at least one side of the pierhead. The pierhead shall be of an elevation no lower than that stated for the access walkway; however, the use of multiple elevation platforms or attached floating platforms shall not be denied.
(E) No pier, dock, or structure shall have a diving board or other projections supported by the main pier frame, which shall project within five feet of the pierhead line, nor shall the projection be beyond three feet from the face of the outermost portion of the pier. Boat hoists and davits shall be allowed, provided they are movable and can be moved to a position in which they do not overhang the pier when not in use.
('72 Code, § 15-13) Penalty, see § 10.99