The World’s Largest Fire Hydrant roadside attraction can be found in Columbia, South Carolina. A quick stop off the interstate, this work of public art is worth a bit of a detour.
The giant fire hydrant was constructed in 2001 by artist Blue Sky who was inspired when a car hit a fire hydrant in his yard, causing the hydrant to lean. This 40- foot tall attraction that weighs in at 575,000 pounds is officially dubbed “Busted Plug”.
It was intended to be a working fountain and since the parking lot it currently sits in has been sold, there are hopes that when the roadside attraction is moved to a more prominent location, it will be fully-functional.
While stopping to check out the fire hydrant, look to the back of Busted Plug Plaza to see another well known attraction, a mural painted on the side of a building known as Tunnelvision.
Today you will find the World’s Largest Fire Hydrant at 1400 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29220, until it’s move sometime during 2014.
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