Gabion Construction 101 Kevin Levin October 8, 2013 @KevinLevin 3 comments Civil War Culture, Teaching For those of you who woke up today wondering how a gabion is constructed, you are in luck. This video was shot at the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. Share this Post Pin It Related posts: David Larsen on Interpretation and Public History Last night the Civil War Institute posted a video of National Park Service historian David Larsen discussing issues related to... Four Score and Seven Years Ago What do you think of this song and video? Is it an effective teaching tool for a certain age range... 3 comments… add one Andy Hall October 8, 2013, 1:53 pm Much larger gabions were used in some civil engineering projects after the war. In Galveston the Corps of Engineers undertook a major harbor improvement project by constructing and sinking enormous gabions, 6 to 8 feet high and 10 to 12 feet in diameter, filled with stones and concrete, to help narrow the tidal flow in and out of the bay to keep a deep-water channel open. It turned out not to work very well, but it was an ambitious and innovative undertaking regardless. Reply Garry Adelman October 9, 2013, 3:54 am No joke, I have long planned to give a gabion talk this weekend at the Image of War Seminar’s visit to Yorktown. Photos are printed and all! The video at least helped me question my pronunciation of “gabion.” Reply Andy Hall October 9, 2013, 5:27 am I thought it was “gabby-on.” Kevin’s always looking out for his readers! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.