The bridge is about 55 metres long between the abutments, of which some 32 metres passes over water with a horizontal clearance of 3,3 metres.
It is named after Blekholmen ("The Bleaching Islet"), a small islet once located in Klara Sjö until continuous landfilling made it part of Norrmalm during the 18th century. This name dates from at least the 17th century and is most likely referring to the fabrics laid out for bleaching on the islet.
- "Broar och slussar". Saltsjön - Mälarens Båtförbund. 2006-12-31. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
- "Innerstaden : Norrmalm". Stockholms gatunamn (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Kommittén för Stockholmsforskning. 1992. p. 150. ISBN 91-7031-042-4.
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