As the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album nears, Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, WA, is considering honoring the late singer with a bridge names after him.
The Young Street Bridge, located above the Wishkah River just a few blocks from the home Cobain shared with his mother, might become the Kurt Cobain Bridge if the city’s residents approve it. A nearby park could also be renamed Cobain Landing.
The bridge has become something of a shrine to Cobain fans, with graffiti and memorabilia being left on the mud-ridden banks underneath it. Some people claim that the grunge icon slept there in his teens after he dropped out of high school, though it’s unclear if that’s true. Cobain also allegedly wrote the ‘Nevermind’ track ‘Something in the Way’ about the time he spent there in his youth.
Members of the local community are expected to share their opinions on the matter at a July 27 City Council meeting. Although the Council seems in favor of the honor, radio station KXRO says “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.”