First, the back story. We're doing an addition on a building that is about to disrupt an existing old OM1 fiber run. We are using three pairs from this run: 1 going into the building under renovation, and two that pass on to other locations on the far side of a public park.
To avoid service disruption, and as part of the plan for the newly renovated structure, we are moving the network closet to a different location in the building, and running newer OM3 fiber into the building. It would be nice to also run new OM3 fiber (or even single-mode) for the other runs, but cost estimates for that came back around $60,000. Instead, the plan is to run older OM1 from the new closet location to a nearby in-ground vault box just this side of the park, which already provides access to the old fiber, and re-splice there.
So we will have OM3 running from our main network hub to the closet in the updated building, and then OM1 running from the updated building to the sites across the park.
To make this work, I have a MicroTik CRS309 with 8 SFP+ ports and one RJ45 to place in the relocated network closet. I know if I have to I can use this as switch, where I only use one pair of the new OM3 run. But what I'd really like to do is continue using three pairs from the new run, to three separate logical bridges within the MicroTik, where the MicroTik is acting more as a media converter.
So now finally, for the question. I need to do a basic sanity check. Is the three-bridge option likely to work? Is it likely to cause side effects like a routing loop? What configuration choices on the MicroTik should I watch for? Or will I be better off treating it as a switch?