Problems with bolts reported in 1994

4 percent failed safety tests in Ted Williams Tunnel

Trucks carrying beams and ceiling supports that had been stored behind State Police Troop E headquarters in South Boston Friday. They were held as evidence in the ceiling collapse.
By Scott Allen and Matt Viser
Globe Staff / July 22, 2006

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More than 4 percent of ceiling anchor bolts failed strength tests after being installed in the Ted Williams Tunnel in 1994, and the company installing the drop ceiling in the tunnel complained that the problem was at least partly caused by air pockets in the concrete roof. (Full article: 1189 words)

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