Andrew said he was "delighted to hear that Network Rail and Aberdeenshire Council have worked quickly to reopen Lower Powburn bridge."
"The idea of a delay of several weeks to get this resolved was not acceptable. I contacted Network Rail immediately after hearing about this and I am pleased to say that they granted the required permission to Aberdeenshire Council to carry out the work."
"This is a great result for the local community and the focus now needs to be on finding a permanent solution to the problems with the Abbeyton Bridget."
"This episode has simply served to highlight how vulnerable this area is to any road closure."
Andrew is continuing to work closely with local councillors and MSPs to tackle the issues around several bridges in the Mearns area.