The Dunlop Bridge is a landmark advertising footbridge. There are several of them, situated at a number of dfferent motor racing circuits around the world. The oldest surviving example of this bridge is at the Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the famous Le Mans 24 hours race, in France
The bridge is regarded as one of the most recognisable features at a motorsport venue, particularly the Circuit de la Sarthe and Donington Park., although the latter was removed during renovations for the failed attempt to stage the 2010 British F1 Grand Prix, and due to new racing safety regulations, cannot be restored.
DJ Chris Evans accidentally bought the bridge while visiting a racing memorabilia auction in September 2012.
^Sandown Raceway originally had a Dunlop Bridge from 1964-1984 located at the Turn 9 causeway. The base of the old bridge was not protected by barriers and was the site of many high speed crashes and was removed on safety grounds during circuit re-configuration in mid-1984. Sandown's current bridge was originally the Dunlop Bridge which stood at the Surfers Paradise Raceway from 1966 until the circuit closed in 1987. This bridge has been since been modified and renamed the Jim Beam Bridge.