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Kurt Cobain's Hometown May Name Bridge in His Honor

Aberdeen City Council considers tribute to Nirvana frontman

July 14, 2011 3:15 PM ET
Kurt Cobain Bridge Nirvana Washington
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana performs in Seattle, Washington
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Officials in Kurt Cobain's childhood home of Aberdeen, Washington are mulling over the possibility of commemorating the late Nirvana frontman with bridge and small public park. The Aberdeen City Council is offering residents the opportunity to comment on the proposal at its July 27th meeting before making a decision. The measure calls for the Young Street Bridge over the Wishkah River to bear the grunge icon's name, with a small park nearby to be rechristened Cobain Landing.

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Though Cobain is the most famous resident of Aberdeen, some residents have already voiced qualms about honoring him in this way, mainly because of his association with drug abuse and suicide.

There is some irony in the bridge in Aberdeen being named after Cobain, as the singer had often claimed that he had briefly lived underneath a bridge over the Wishkah and that this experience inspired the lyrics of the Nevermind track "Something in the Way."

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