Aberdeen is considering paying homage to its most famous son by renaming the Young Street Bridge after Kurt Cobain. The bridge, spanning the Wishkah River, is the bridge of Nirvana myth under which Cobain allegedly resided for some time in his youth and wrote about in the Nevermind track "Something in the Way." (It's also close by Lora Malakoff's new memorial to Cobain, which was unveiled earlier this April in commemoration of the 17th anniversary of Cobain's death).
According to KXRO Radio, Aberdeen citizens will be able to vote on the resolution to rename the bridge, along with a nearby park that would be named Cobain Landing, at the July 27 City Council Meeting at City Hall. The KXRO reports says that not all are in favor of the resolution, though. . .
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Councilwoman Alice Phelps says she expects negative comments to come from the proposal to rename the bridge. Up until now, the City of Aberdeen has been slow to memorialize Cobain due to his suicide, drug use and negative comments about his hometown.
We'll keep you updated on the council's decision. . .