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TV & Radio presenter buys 'Iconic' Dunlop bridge for £250

Dunlop bridge, sold at auction for £250 to Chris Evans Credit: PA Pictures

The TV and radio presenter and well known petrol head, Chris Evans, has bought the iconic Dunlop Bridge. It used to span the Donington Park race circuit.

The broadcaster bought the piece of racing memorabilia for £250, Donington Park confirmed this morning.

The proceeds, raised from the sale, are going to Hope Against Cancer – a charity based in Leicester.

The Bridge, which stood for 30 years, was taken down in 2009 at the start of work to upgrade the track in the previous operator's failed bid to host the British Grand Prix.

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Iconic Dunlop bridge at Donington Park sold at auction

The bridge that was auctioned off this weekend Credit: PA

The iconic Dunlop Bridge, which used to span the Donington Park race circuit, was today sold at auction.

The piece of racing memorabilia sold for £250, with the proceeds going to Hope Against Cancer – a charity based in Leicester.

The Bridge, which stood for 30 years, was taken down in 2009 at the start of work to upgrade the track in the previous operator's failed bid to host the British Grand Prix.

When that fell through the future of the circuit was left in doubt and the steelwork for the structure was sold off as scrap.

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