This is the main road crossing the river. I don't know if this could be the bridge that named the village.
A short walk into the countryside and you come across the Château de Chabenet in the neighbouring commune. It is now a holiday resort.
My efforts to approach the château were thwarted. This is not a milk cow, nor even a dairy cow. It is a Charolais bull in training.
The church doesn't appear to be closely associated with the bridge.
This is the river - the Bouzanne. It seems to flood quite readily. There is an incredibly bad translation of the French Wikipedia entry for the Bouzanne on Speedylook (whatever that is).
"The river is born with the borders from the department from the Creuse, close to Aigurande, and moves consequently towards the north-north-east, in direction of Chateauroux. It bathes Cluis and Neuvy-Saint-Sepulchre. Arrived at the accesses of the forest of Chateauroux, it starts a broad loop, towards the west initially, then towards south-west, sprinkles the locality of Velles and joined a little the Nickle silver-on-Hollow Creuse downstream from . "
Up river from the bridge is another château. This one is the Château du Broutet, the mairie - the town hall - a very splendid town hall for a small community.
The mystery of the name remains: Pont Chrétien, Christian Bridge - why? I can't find out.