21. Big Dig Ceiling Collapse

Location: Boston, MA

Year of Fail: 2006

The Big Dig, a project that had already put MA in debt and caused nonstop traffic became even more problematic in 2006 when a three-ton ceiling panel came crashing down inside the ramp connecting I-93 North to I-90 East, killing a passenger and injuring a driver. An extensive inquiry found that that epoxy glue used to hold the roof in place during construction was not appropriate for long-term bonding.