Those two narrow rail bridges constrict access and can't be widened without full structural replacements.
Judge Michael Fitton QC said: 'This case involves allegations of fraud arising from work for the Bermuda Government and the purchase of properties, not just in South Wales but elsewhere.' The couple were arrested following a four-year international police investigation, involving the Bermuda Police Service and Regional Organised Crime Unit.
Mr and Mrs Bevan, of Cwmbran, near Newport, south Wales, collectively deny thirteen counts of converting criminal property and three counts of transferring criminal property.
Their friend Joel Ismail, 42, and financial advisor Paul Charity, 52, are also in the dock accused of taking part in the fraud.
A jury was sworn in today at Cardiff Crown Court with the trial, which could last up to eight weeks, is expected to start tomorrow.
They used the cash to buy Mercedes cars and properties in Newport, Swansea, Glasgow and Nottingham between March 2011 and February 2014, the court heard.