The Big Dig Trivia Quiz Book
How many million cubic yards of earth will Big Dig workers have dug up in downtown Boston when the project is completed? (Sixteen million cubic yards or 192 million wheelbarrows.) Which newspaper, reacting to wildly high cost overruns and scandalous cover-ups, ran the sensational headline, "The Big Dig: Bankrupt"? (The Boston Globe, on April 9, 2000.) And how much do you know about this historic construction project-the largest ever attempted? Find out! This fun follow-up to the bestselling The Big Dig and The Big Dig at Night tests your "Dig" smarts with mind-stretching and mind-boggling questions. Chock-full of interesting behind-the-scenes information, the quizzes cover politics, construction, the Williams Bridge, and other info bytes you'll want to know.
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