Aberdeen council won't name bridge after Cobain
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- The Aberdeen City Council voted 10-1 against a resolution to rename a bridge after Kurt Cobain.
Eight council citizens and several council members opposed renaming the bridge, which is unofficially named after pioneer Alexander Young.
KXRO reports the vote against the Cobain rename drew applause from the audience at Wednesday's council meeting. Some people were concerned about memorializing the grunge rock musician because of his drug use, suicide and negative comments about his hometown.
The council did vote to name a small body of land on the Wishkah River the Cobain Landing.