TAINTER GATES OR RADIAL GATES This gate is in the form of a sector of a circle. A curved plate is use to support water. The curved plate is given adequate support by a frame work of steel sections. The gate remains hinged at the piers, on both the ends. This gate can thus rotate about horizontal axis. Water pressure is ultimately transferr to the piers, through bearings fix in piers. The tales are generally very heavy and can be lifte or lowere with the help of power driven winches only.