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IMAGES: Downtown bridge worker capturing views of construction nearly 300 feet up

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Photo by Kyle Parks Photo by Kyle Parks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- You can hear the sounds of the construction and see the progress underway on the new downtown bridge.

“It's an immense job and it's amazing to see what it takes,” said Louisville resident Mark Englert.

It's a sight that many people, like Mark Englert, have stopped by to see.

“Since they put the holes in the ground. It took awhile, but it seems like the decking went pretty quick,” Englert said.

Most of us are only able to see the view of the construction from below. From above, bridge workers are getting the best look at the construction.

“Usually anytime there's a break, somebody's taking a picture of something,” said Kyle Parks.

Kyle Parks, 22, is an Assistant Section Engineer. He's been hard at work on top of the bridge, but he's also been documenting the progress.

Parks started out just snapping the view of the city.

“Then I started realizing there's thousands and thousands of people driving by everyday, and I thought it would be neat to just give them a unique perspective on what's going on inside the project and the little details such as the last piece of steel being raised,” Parks said.

You may also notice a Christmas tree when you're passing by the new bridge. Parks caught the tree in one of his images and said it’s an ironworker tradition.

“Whereas if there's no deaths on the project, with the final piece of steel raise, they put a Christmas tree on that piece of steel, and that's what that was,” Parks said.

He hasn’t just captured photos of the city.

Parks has also taken videos and time lapses on the bridge as the sun is setting.

His videos show workers busy above the city during the day and night.

“It's just a completely different view. You're almost 300 feet up in the air. You see the things up close. You see the city from a whole different perspective as well,” Parks said.

Despite being high above the city, Parks says he isn't afraid of heights.

“Really you get used to it once you get up there. After the first few times, you don't even realize you're high up anymore,” Parks said.

It's a different view that many of us may never have the chance to see.

All captured on his Nikon camera and iPhone 6, and posted to social media.

His photos are giving all of us a better look at the progress underway.

“Everybody in the city has seen this bridge happen. It's gonna be a big deal once it opens and it's just neat to see it from a different angle,” said Kyle Parks.

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