28. Pier 34

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Year of Fail: 2000

In May of 2000 this 91-year-old pier crumbled into the Delaware River, killing three people and injuring 31 others. Three days prior to collapse, an inspection revealed a number of serious structural problems. Despite being warned that the pier was in danger of complete failure, both the owner of the pier and the proprietor of a nightclub on the pier did little to reinforce the dock.  Both men were ultimately charged with 3rd degree murder.