Concerns have been raised about the state of the bridge over the river Ericht between Blairgowrie and Rattray.
The road across the bridge has recently been resurfaced, which has highlighted the poor condition of the bridge railings and posts. Work is currently underway on the pavements.
Councillor Caroline Shiers said: “I have received complaints about the condition of the bridge which is covered in moss and the railings are in desperate need of a lick of paint. The poor condition has been highlighted by the much-needed new road surface on the bridge.
“As local councillors we can appreciate this is not high on the priority list but I have made contact with officers at Perth and Kinross Council to ensure they are aware that there is an aspiration from the community that the bridge railings be painted and the moss removed.
“This is all the more important given Blairgowrie and Rattray’s qualification for entry to the Britain in Bloom awards next year - it is little touches like this that could make all the difference in a competition of that calibre. Blair in Bloom work very hard to address areas around the town which need a cleaning up and the bridge has featured on their “hit list” this year. I am sure we could get a local work party to remove the moss if some support could be provided to ensure that it is carried out in a safe and effective manner.”