Plans to dedicate bridge to Kurt Cobain are shelved

However, a small piece of land on the Wishkah River will be named the Cobain Landing

A bridge immortalised on Nirvana‘s ‘Nevermind’ album will now not be named after Kurt Cobain as a way of commemorating the late singer.

Aberdeen City Council in Washington state voted 10/1 against honouring the frontman by lending his name to the Young Street Bridge, which was referenced in ‘Something In The Way’.

Several council members as well as eight local people spoke against the renaming. The bridge will stay unofficially named after pioneer Alexander Young.

KXRO, via AP, reports that the audience at the council meeting reacted to the vote with applause. It is thought that the decision not to name the bridge after Cobain was taken because of his controversial drug use and suicide, as well as the fact that he often made disparaging remarks about his hometown of Aberdeen.

However, the council did vote to name a small body of land on the Wishkah River the Cobain Landing. Cobain often claimed to have slept rough under the Young Street Bridge which crosses the Wishkah, and which has now become a visitor attraction for Nirvana fans.

‘Nevermind’ will be reissued on September 26 with two new versions, the Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions, hitting the shelves.