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'Tax free' Swinford toll bridge bought for over 1m

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A toll bridge in Oxfordshire, used by nearly four million vehicles a year, has fetched £1.08m at auction.

The Swinford toll bridge was built across the River Thames at Eynsham in 1767 and is governed by its own Act of Parliament.

Car drivers using the bridge to get to Oxford pay 5p and lorry drivers 50p, as Alison Harper explains.

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