ROADTRIP: The Biggest Firehydrant You’ve Ever Seen

By D. Lanier Shook                             July 9, 2013

Have you ever been to Columbia, South Carolina? I mean, most of us have been through Columbia, but have you ever stopped there. If you haven’t missing quite a lot.


Why, yes Virginia, that is a 250 ton fire hydrant busting through the pavement. But which came first, the fire hydrant or the barricades?

Like I said, there’s a lot in Columbia. You’re looking at a photo of “Busted Plug” a sculpture by an artist known as Blue Sky. It’s located at a parking lot on Taylor Street in Columbia, just between Sumter Street and Bull Street. Even if you’re just passing through Columbia going somewhere else you should stop for a photo op with this South Carolina landmark.


Here’s a closer look at the hydrant.

If you’re really interested in the piece of art you should click here to read a newspaper article about it or click here to read what has to say about it. Blue Sky is a talented artist and this isn’t the only item he’s put at this site. He also painted a remarkable mural that is at the back of the parking lot.


This amazing mural is located on a building on the other side of the parking lot facing Taylor Street.



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