Kurt Cobain’s Hometown Bridge May Be Renamed in His Honor
A proposal to rename a bridge after Kurt Cobain in the late Nirvana frontman's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., will be open to public comments at a city council meeting on July 27.
If the resolution passes, the Young Street Bridge, which spans the Wishkah River, would be renamed after Cobain, while an adjacent part would be called Cobain Landing.
Cobain was rumored to live under the bridge when he dropped out of high school, a story that is related in the Nirvana song 'Something in the Way.' However, it's also been argued that Cobain wasn't singing about himself in the song. The river is also referred to in the title of the Nirvana live compilation 'From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah.'
Opposition to the proposal is expected to come from council members who are disenchanted by Cobain's drug use and suicide. That sentiment has stifled some planned tributes to Cobain in Aberdeen. However, a concrete guitar sculpture in honor of the rocker was unveiled in the city earlier this year on the April 5 anniversary of his death.
Watch Nirvana Perform 'Something in the Way'