Columbia, SC- You know when you drive across the Gervais Street bridge into Columbia, admiring the skyline” Or walking along the r4iverwlk, just trying to get that iconic Instagram shot of the bridge crossing the Congaree?
But what’s that lurking in the corner of your pristine view? A billboard.
Well. Photographers of Columbia: Rejoice! That billboard is coming down-eventually.
The city, which owns the island in the river on which the billboard sits, is working with Lamar Advertising, the owner of th billboard, to have it removed.
“You’re coming into Columbia or sitting at Terra (in West Columbia) having a meal, and you look at the skyline and see a billboard. It’s just a blight on a scenic river,” City Councilman Howard Duvall said.
It has irked him for years, he said.
“It is in the wrong place.”