Kurt Cobain's Hometown Rejects Plan for Memorial Bridge

Nirvana frontman will be honored with small strip of land near river

July 29, 2011 8:50 AM ET
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
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Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington has decided against a proposal to rename a bridge after the late Nirvana frontman. Despite a recommendation from the city's local parks board, the plan was ultimately scrapped because many on the city council were afraid that the memorial would glorify Cobain's drug use and suicide.

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As a compromise, the council did approve a plan to rename a small strip of land near the Wishkah river in his honor. That bit of land is near a nearby park where Cobain is memorialized with a plaque and a statue of a guitar.

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