Evans buys Donington's iconic Dunlop bridge

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Radio DJ Chris Evans has bought Donington Park race track's famous Dunlop bridge.

The 30-year-old structure was sold during a racing memorabilia auction, for about £300, in aid of a Leicestershire charity.

On his BBC Radio 2 show yesterday, Evans said the bridge was a national landmark and appealed for help getting it from the track. He also joked he was going to put up the bridge, which is over 70m (230ft) in length, in his garden over the top of his neighbour's house.

Tyre company Dunlop originally paid for the bridge to be put over the track in 1977. Christopher Tate, managing director at the circuit, said it was taken down in 2009 during the previous owner's bid to host the British Grand Prix.