Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler attended the official naming and dedication of the “Black Sabbath Bridge” on Wednesday (June 26th) in the heart of the British city's entertainment district.
Iommi and Butler cruised to the scene aboard a boat to unveil the new bridge signage from the canal below the bridge, which crosses the canal at Broad Street. Hundreds of Sabbath fans flocked to the site to watch. A bench incorporating images of all four founding members of the band has also been installed on the bridge itself.
Iommi said in a statement, “The bridge name and commemorative bench are both terrific and we're thrilled that everyone can now enjoy what has become a special location for Black Sabbath history.”
The unveiling coincides with the opening a major exhibition celebrating Sabbath and the band's legacy, which runs until September 29th at the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery. Titled “Home Of Metal: Black Sabbath At 50,” the exhibit features stage outfits and gear used by the band in concert as well as other Sabbath memorabilia.