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Kurt Cobain's hometown considers naming bridge after him

Kurt Cobain during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City, 1993. Getty

(CBS/AP) Residents of Kurt Cobain's Washington state hometown will have a chance to weigh in on a proposal to rename a bridge after the late Nirvana front man.

The Aberdeen City Council will accept public comment on the proposal at its July 27 meeting.

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The measure would rename the Young Street Bridge over the Wishkah River after the grunge rock musician. It also would call a small park next to the bridge Cobain Landing.

In his youth, Cobain often hung out near the bridge and when he passed, family and friends spread part of his ashes in the Wishkah River. Many fans have come to visit the bridge, leaving notes and graffiti dedicated to the singer.

Some council members favor the proposal. But KXRO-AM reports others expect negative comments about memorializing Cobain because of his drug use, suicide and negative comments about his hometown.

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