Worried residents face being cut off following the closure of two roads into a north-east village.
Aberdeenshire Council has come out top on a list of authorities with defective bridges across Scotland.
An iconic Aberdeenshire bridge is being demolished, but the possibility of a replacement being built remains in doubt.
A Mearns bridge which could collapse onto a stretch of rail line is to be demolished over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
A north-east MP has suggested that the British Army could be drafted in to build a temporary bridge for cars affected by the closure of a condemned railway bridge.
Calls have been made for the government to step in and offer a north-east council which is potentially facing a £3 million-per-day headache.
A business fears it will sustain long-term damage if a north-east council fails to replace a soon to be demolished bridge.
A creaking 168-year-old bridge could be demolished amid fears that repeated use by heavy vehicles has left it on the brink of crumbling onto railway tracks underneath.