Repair work on a North-east bridge affected by flooding is expected to be completed by next week.
Aberdeenshire Council today confirmed emergency repair work to restore the Invercauld Bridge should be finished on schedule.
Work to mend the Invercauld Bridge started on Wednesday.
Since then, access to Braemar has been via the A93 from the south.
Aberdeenshire Council bosses had asked the military if they could help provide a temporary bridge to get people in and out of Braemar following the closure of the bridge.
But an Aberdeenshire Council spokesman today confirmed it’s hoped the bridge will be fixed by Monday.
He said: “We had said work on the bridge would be completed in two weeks.
“Work to complete the repairs is on schedule.”
Geva Blackett, councillor for the area, today said the reopening of the bridge will be a relief to the community.
She said: “I’m absolutely delighted at this.
“Everyone involved in the project including contractors should be congratulated.
“Everyone has been anticipating it opening.
“The bridge is vital to the Braemar community because everyone is dependent on access.
“This means Braemar will be open for business again which is fantastic.”
Aberdeenshire Council is leading the recovery response in Ballater, which was one of the areas worst affected by Storm Frank, and work is continuing to return residents to their homes.