Tainter gate


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Tainter gate

[′tān·tər ‚gāt]
(civil engineering)
A spillway gate whose face is a section of a cylinder; rotates about a horizontal axis on the downstream end of the gate and can be closed under its own weight. Also known as radial gate.
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Figure 5 shows a Tainter gate with strut arm damage from barge impact, before and after repairs.
2) was installed in 1927 and at that time consisted of (1) a 1,200-acre reservoir; (2) a short concrete abutment on the north and south banks of the river; (3) a powerhouse containing two generators (2,000 kW and 1,300 kW); (4) a spillway with a combination gate bay consisting of four tainter gate bays, five stop log bays, and a sluice gate; and (5) a 3,700-foot long, 18-foot high earth embankment.
They've also performed inspections for a four-span railroad bridge at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tennessee; at tainter gates on dams in the Kansas City District; and at tainter gates on Missouri River dams for the Omaha District.