Young Street Bridge (Aberdeen, Washington)

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Young Street Bridge
Aberdeen, WA — Young Street Bridge, 2016.jpg
Coordinates 46°59′05″N 123°48′18″W / 46.9847°N 123.805°W / 46.9847; -123.805Coordinates: 46°59′05″N 123°48′18″W / 46.9847°N 123.805°W / 46.9847; -123.805
CrossesWishkah River
LocaleAberdeen, Washington, United States.

Young Street Bridge is a bridge in North Aberdeen, Washington. The bridge covers a brief span along the Wishkah River and carries a north or south bound thoroughfare connecting the City of Aberdeen with the North Aberdeen neighborhood and other outlying communities.

Most notably, the bridge has been the subject of numerous accounts regarding the bridge as a once temporary home for Kurt Cobain. The location is also hinted toward in the lyrics of the song "Something in the Way".[1][2][3]

The walls of the bridge are completely covered in graffiti related to Cobain as well as Nirvana.

In April 2011, the City of Aberdeen commissioned a 13 feet (4.0 m) tall electric guitar statue near the Young Street Bridge in honor of the musician's career.[4] In 2015, the Kurt Cobain Memorial Park was created nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana: Michael Azerrad: 9780385471992: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  2. ^ Seminara, Dave (2014-03-25). "Chasing Kurt Cobain in Washington State". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  3. ^ Rachel Thomson (July 15, 2014), "Kurt Cobain Lived Here: An Aberdeen Tour of Memorials, Homes of the Late Nirvana Frontman", Grays Harbor Talk (web magazine)
  4. ^ "Kurt Cobain Aberdeen memorial unveiled on 17th anniversary of death - Blog Postings". MyNorthwest.com. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2013-09-01.

Coordinates: 46°59′05″N 123°48′19″W / 46.98472°N 123.80528°W / 46.98472; -123.80528