During our American Pickers adventure we ended up in Princeton Iowa. We were looking for some place to pull over when both of us spotted this red & white chicken on top of a building. I knew this is where we had to stop. Anyone who has lived in Central Illinois for any amount of time will be familiar with Krekel’s Chicken Cars. Mr. Krekel had a metal barn with the name Krekel’s Chicken Coop on it to store these treasures. When I saw this icon in Princeton Krekel’s was the first thing that came to mind.
Unfortunately I can’t find any information online about Bridges Restaurant. What I can tell you is that the business is closed. I’d assume that it may have been ran by the people who run Bridges Catering which is still in operation.
The photo above was one I took while driving by this location. We parked a few doors down across from the marina. I then got out and took more pictures of the buildings in downtown Princeton Iowa. You will find Princeton just a few miles down the road after leaving LeClaire Iowa.