In Banking on Dreams, the Mount Hope Bridge appears more than once as a dream setting. In chapter three, the protagonist had an interesting lucid dream about this bridge. Page 48 of Banking on Dreams illustrates the protagonist as she begins to interact with her setting and tries to control a part of this dream:
Lisa knew that she was having a lucid dream, and she had been able to exert
a little bit of control in her last dream. Maybe during this dream, she could control the bridge.
Lisa took a step; the bridge began to make noises. A huge crack formed in front of her.
As she watched, the crack became wider and wider. She could now see the blue of the water
through the broken part of the bridge. A sailboat was moving in the water, but the boat’s
motions were faster than those of the earlier sailboats. . . . (Petit 48)
Petit, Karen. Banking on Dreams. Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC, 2012. Print.