On March 10, 2006, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) completed the commercial, financial and final close of the $1.117 billion Golden Ears Bridge Project (the GEB Project). The GEB Project involves the design, construction, financing and operation by Golden Crossing General Partnership (a Canadian special purpose vehicle created by Bilfinger Berger BOT Inc., a Canadian subsidiary of Bilfinger Berger GmbH) of a new connection from the Township of Langley and the City of Surrey to the District of Maple Ridge and the District of Pitt Meadows to provide north-south capacity to meet travel demand. The GEB Project includes a six-lane bridge across the Fraser River and connecting access arterial roads on both sides of the Fraser River, comprising in total approximately 13 kilometres of infrastructure. The GEB project has been described as the second largest privately financed public infrastructure project in Canada, after the Confederation Bridge. Golden Crossing General Partnership financed the design, construction and operation of the GEB Project with international lenders DEPFA BANK plc and Dexia Crédit Local, and Computershare Trust Company of Canada as security trustee. Golden Crossing Constructors was represented by Douglas Sanders, Chris Eagles and Karen Bradley of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.