The Pulse Of Radio reports that officials in Aberdeen, Washington, the childhood home of NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, are discussing the possibility of naming a bridge and small public park after the late singer and guitarist. According to the Washington Post, the Aberdeen City Council is offering residents of the town the chance to comment on the proposal at its next meeting, scheduled for July 27, before a decision is made. If the plans go forward, the Young Street Bridge over the Wishkah River will bear Cobain‘s name, while a small park nearby will be renamed Cobain Landing.
Some residents of the town have already come out in opposition to the measure because of Cobain‘s association with drugs and suicide.
The musician took his own life on April 6, 1994, dying of a self-inflicted gun wound.
The bridge that would be named in his honor is allegedly the one under which Cobain lived for a while in his younger days, an experience he wrote about in the song “Something In The Way”.
NIRVANA‘s landmark 1991 album, “Nevermind”, will be reissued in a deluxe edition this fall to commemorate its 20th anniversary.