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Local photographer captures Louisville history

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --Over time, you've heard a lot about the Ohio River Bridges Project. You've probably also seen it from every angle, but you've never seen it quite like Nick Roberts.

The still photographer has been everywhere on the site of what will soon be Louisville's newest bridge.

"I basically have unlimited access," he said.

That includes being next to working backhoes, behind massive drills, and even inside a huge yellow crane that towers over the Kennedy Bridge.

"I've got a deathly fear of heights," Roberts explained.

He did it though, and it paid off. His pictures of the progress being made at the construction site are second to none and have won awards, even though he says there's no perfect shot.

Roberts' exclusive access didn't come without extensive safety training.

"I've been trained in climbing. I've been trained in concealed space," he said.

It's all a big effort that he says is well worth it.

"When I went to art school, there was this goal that I would leave on this city, my mark, in someway," Roberts said.

He's doing that by capturing moments in Louisville history that soon will only be memories seen in the photos he loves to take.

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